A Fund animal or a Findeltier (Switzerland) is an animal possessing - but not abandoned is.
For the legal situation in Germany see Fund Law (Germany) .
The law for the improvement of the legal status of animals in civil law stipulates in § 90 a of the civil code (BGB) that animals are not things, but that the regulations applicable to things are to be applied accordingly, unless otherwise specified. Since there are currently no legal regulations for the procedure and handling of found animals, the provisions on lost property (§§ 965 ff. BGB ) apply to found animals .
In Switzerland, those who find animals must immediately inform the Swiss animal registration system. If this is not done, the finder is liable to prosecution. He then risks prosecution for misappropriating finds according to Art. 137 no. 2 para. 1 StGB . In 2003, after more than ten years of preparatory work, Swiss law relating to animal welfare was changed. Art. 641a para. 1 ZGB states that animals are not a thing. With this date, animals are freed from the pure object status and take on their own legal position between people and things. This change in legal status meant that, in addition to other chapters of private law, the foundry law had to be adapted to the new human-animal relationship.
- Accommodation of abandoned animals and found animals (PDF; 23 kB)
- Dealing with found animals Ed. Lower Saxony. Ministry f. Food, agriculture, etc. Consumer protection
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- ↑ Animal protection law in Switzerland