376.400 LIEN OF KEEPER OF LIVERY STABLE OR AGISTER FOR CARE OF LIVESTOCK
Any owner or keeper of a livery stable, and a person feeding or grazing cattle for compensation, shall have a lien for one (1) year upon the cattle placed in the stable or put out to be fed or grazed by the owner, for his reasonable charges for keeping, caring for, feeding, and grazing the cattle. The lien shall attach whether the cattle are merely temporarily lodged, fed, grazed, and cared for, or are placed at the stable or other place or pasture for regular board. The lien shall take priority over a lien created pursuant to KRS 376.420(1).
376.410 ENFORCEMENT OF LIEN FOR CARE OF LIVESTOCK
Any person in whose favor a lien provided for in KRS 376.400 exists may, before the district court of the county where the cattle were fed or grazed, by himself or agent, make affidavit of the amount due him and in arrears for keeping and caring for the cattle, and describing as nearly as possible the cattle so kept by him. The court shall then issue a warrant, directed to the sheriff or any constable or town marshal of the county, authorizing him to levy upon and seize the cattle for the amount due, with interest and costs. If the cattle are removed with the consent and from the custody of the livery stable keeper or the person feeding or grazing them, the lien shall not continue longer than one (1) year from and after the removal, nor shall the lien in case of such removal be valid against a bona fide purchaser without notice at any time after the removal. The warrant may be issued to a county other than that in which the cattle were fed or grazed, and the lien may also be enforced by action as in the case of other liens.
Reviewed by AAHS in June 2001.
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