Section 3-2-3

Investigation of seizure by department; procedure for return of animal where owner located, etc.

The Department of Agriculture and Industries, upon receipt of a notice from a person who has seized an estrayed animal as provided in Section 3-2-2, shall investigate such seizure in an effort to locate the owner of the animal. In the event the owner is located and the ownership established, the animal shall be returned to the person found to be the owner thereof upon payment by such person to the seizor the actual cost for keeping the animal, together with the actual amount of damages which he may have suffered as a result of the animal being upon his premises.

(Acts 1959, No. 258, p. 821, 3.)