NOTE: Hawaii does not have liens specifically for veterinarian, farrier or breeder services. However, the Hawaii agister's lien is broad enough to cover boarding charges for residential veterinary, farrier or breeding services.
DIVISION 3. PROPERTY; FAMILY
TITLE 28. PROPERTY
CHAPTER 507. LIENS
PART I. LIENS, GENERALLY Animals, Care
507-1 Animals, lien for care of.
Whoever pastures, feeds, or shelters animals by virtue of a contract with or by the consent of the owner of the animals for a compensation agreed upon, has a lien on the animals for pasturing, feeding, or sheltering to secure payment thereof with costs.
507-2 Enforcement by sale of animals.
If the owner of the animals, after demand and notice in writing that the lien will be enforced has been served upon the owner, fails to pay the amount due for the pasturing, feeding, or sheltering within thirty days, the holder of the lien may cause the animals to be sold at public auction, upon notice of sale being given for fifteen days by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the animals are pastured, fed, or sheltered.
507-3 Excess returned to owner.
Any excess over the amount due, and costs of sale, and advertising realized from the sale, shall be paid to the owner of the animals sold.
Reviewed by AAHS in August 2001.
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