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The article concerns the verification of the thesis that a social organization whose representative took an animal away during an intervention has a status of the party in the subsequent proceedings on issuing a decision under Article 73 of the Polish Animal Protection Act. Granting a status of the party to the social organization that collected the animal on such a basis allows it to protect its reasonable interests in administrative and administrative court proceedings. The outcome of such proceedings may result in the liability of the social organization for damages material and non-material resulting from taking the animal away. The outcome of the case related to taking an animal away under Article 73 of the Animal Protection Act directly influences the issue of settling the costs of transport, welfare and necessary treatment of the animal.