I wonder what the Animal Shelters do, i.e. the Dog Pound or the Humane Society?
“In Michigan, a private or public shelter must hold a found animal for four days after acquiring it, after which time the animal can be adopted out or put to sleep.”
“In California, animals must be kept at a shelter for six days, not including the day on which the animal was found.  After that, the animal can be adopted out or euthanized.”
“Shelters in Houston, Texas must hold an animal for three days if it is unlicensed or otherwise unidentifiable.  If the animal is licensed, tattooed, or microchipped, it must be held for six days after the owner was notified that animal was in the shelter (notification must be made by mail or telephone).  On the seventh day, the shelter may dispose of the animal at its discretion. “
“If an animal is not claimed by its owner within five days after being so delivered to such humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or pound, such animal may at any time thereafter be placed for adoption in a suitable home or euthanized.”
Looks like animal shelters can, after the prescribed waiting period, either kill the animal or sell it to a research lab.
And NY is going after the farmer?
The dog pound can kill animals
The abortion doctor can kill babies,
But a private citizen cannot save himself a $40 dollar fee for putting down his sick animal by using a 15 cent shot shell.