Section 3-2-21

Notification of owner of animal taken up and impounded; filing of notice with probate judge where owner cannot be located; procedure for recovery of animal by owner.

(a) The owner of any livestock taken up and impounded as provided in Section 3-2-20, if known, shall be served personally with notice thereof, which notice shall specify the number and kind of livestock or animals impounded. If the owner of any livestock or animal taken up is unknown or cannot be located, the officer or person taking up the livestock or animal shall, within two days after so taking it up, file a notice in writing with the judge of probate of the county where the livestock or animals were estray. The judge of probate shall record such notice in a book showing a description of the animal and the place where picked up and the date and, for such service, shall be entitled to charge a fee of not exceeding $.50 to be collected from the impounder.

(b) The owner of such livestock or animals shall have the right to secure the return thereof, within 10 days from the date of the notice provided for in subsection (a) of this section, upon the payment of a fee of $10.00 for the first and $1.00 for each additional head of livestock so taken up, not to exceed $100.00 for any one seizure regardless of the number of animals seized, together with the actual cost of feeding the same during the period held, and the probate recording fee.

(Acts 1951, No. 822, p. 1454, 2.)