Section 2-15-153

Quarantining of lots, towns, cities, etc., where livestock infected with contagious, infectious or communicable diseases, etc.; issuance and service upon owners, etc., of livestock and agents, etc., of railroads, trucks, etc., of notice of establishment of quarantine.

The State Veterinarian or an assistant veterinarian or state livestock inspector shall quarantine a stall, lot, yard, pasture, field, town, city, township, county or any part of the State of Alabama when he shall determine the fact that livestock in such place or places are infected with a contagious, infectious or communicable disease or when said livestock are infested or infected with the carrier or carriers of a contagious, infectious or communicable disease or when exposed to any such disease.

The State Veterinarian or an assistant veterinarian or livestock inspector shall issue written or printed notice of the establishment of said quarantining to the owners or keepers of said livestock and to any officer or agent of a railroad, truck or other transportation companies doing business in or through the quarantined part or parts of the state, which notice must be executed by the State Veterinarian or assistant veterinarian or by any livestock inspector by leaving a copy of said notice with the owners or keepers of said livestock and with any officer or agent of a railroad, truck or other transportation company doing business in or through the quarantined part or parts of the state and shall return the fact of such service on the original notice. Said original notice and return thereof shall be received as evidence of its legal service thereof on the dates mentioned therein in all courts, proceedings and places with further proof; provided, that where a whole county has been quarantined the certificate of the State Veterinarian stating the fact shall be received as evidence of said quarantine's being established, and it shall be unnecessary to furnish other proof of same or service of notice of the same on the owners or keepers of said livestock.

(Acts 1947, No. 694, p. 528, §8.)