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Alabama Liens for the Care of Horses

 

ALABAMA STATUTES
TITLE 35 PROPERTY
CHAPTER 11 LIENS
ARTICLE 5 LIENS OF PARTICULAR PERSONS OR CLASSES OF PERSONS
Division 1 Agisters or Trainers

 

35-11-70 Lien on stock for pasturage or training.

(a) Any keeper, owner, operator or proprietor of any pasture kept for grazing stock or of any cattle or livestock feed or fattening lot, or any keeper, owner or proprietor of any stable for the development or training of horses, or any person who keeps, fattens, feeds, cares for, trains or develops any horse, horses, cattle or livestock for another shall have a lien on all such horses, cattle or livestock so kept, fed, pastured, trained, cared for, fattened or developed by him, or under his control, for the payment of his charges for keeping, feeding, pasturing, training, caring for, fattening or developing the same, and he shall have the right to retain such horse, horses, cattle, livestock or stock, or so many thereof as may be necessary for the payment of such charges.

(b) If the charges, claims or demands under subsection (a) when due are not paid within 10 days after demand therefor, such person, keeper, owner, operator, proprietor or trainer is authorized, on giving 10 days' notice of the time and place of such sale, by advertisement in some newspaper published in the county in which said stable, pasture or cattle, or livestock feed or fattening lot is located, once a week for two successive weeks, or if there is no such paper, by posting the notice in three conspicuous places in the county, to sell the stock for the payment of the charges and expenses for keeping, feeding, pasturing, training, caring for, fattening or developing said stock, and also the costs and expenses of the sale and advertising and the balance, if any, he shall pay over to the owner of such stock.

 

35-11-71 Liens on birds or animals for feeding, boarding, or training.

The owner, keeper or proprietor of any premises kept for grazing, feeding, boarding, training or confining birds or animals for another shall have a lien on all such birds or animals so kept, fed, boarded or trained, located or confined for the payment of his charges, and shall have the right to retain the same and enforce his lien in the manner prescribed by section 35-11-70 for enforcement of liens on stock.

 

35-11-72 Lien of landlord on stock raised on rented premises.

(a) Owners of land, or their assignees, shall have a lien upon all livestock raised, grown or grazed upon rented land for the rent of said land for the current year, and which shall be paramount to all other liens. The lien shall exist only when the land is leased or rented or used for pasturing or grazing purposes.

(b) For the enforcement of such lien, the owners of such land, or their assignees, may have process of attachment from any court having jurisdiction of the amount claimed, leviable upon the stock upon which the lien exists

(1) When such claim is due and the defendant upon demand fails or refuses to pay the same;

(2) Whether such claim is due or not when the defendant has removed any part of such stock from such land without the consent of the landlord without paying the rent, or if the claim has been assigned without the consent of the assignees;

(3) Whether such claim is due or not, when the plaintiff has good cause to believe that the defendant is about to remove any part of such stock from the land without paying the rent and without the consent of the owner of such land or the assignee, if the claim has been assigned.

Reviewed by AAHS in June 2001.
Reviewed and updated by AAHS in May 2003.



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