University of Vermont AAHS

Oklahoma Liens for the Care of Horses



191. Lien for feeding, grazing and herding

Any person employed in feeding, grazing or herding any domestic animals, whether in pasture or otherwise, shall have a lien on said animals for the amount due for such feeding, grazing or herding.


192. Lien for furnishing feed

Any person, partnership, firm or corporation in this state, or in any border county of the adjacent states, furnishing or providing to the owner of such domestic animals any corn, feed, forage or hay, for the sustenance of such domestic animals, shall have a lien on said animals for the amount due for such corn, forage, feed and hay.


193. Lien for keeping, boarding or training animal--Scope

Every person who shall keep, board or train any animal, shall, for the amount due therefor, have a lien on such animal, and on any vehicle, harness or equipment coming into his possession therewith, and no owner or claimant shall have the right to take any such property out of the custody of the person having such lien, except with his consent, or on the payment of such charge; and such lien shall be valid against said property in the possession of any person receiving or purchasing it with notice of such claim.


194. Enforcement of lien--Complaint--Summons--Notice--Trial--Order of sale--Dismissal--Personal judgment--Costs

The lien provided for in the preceding section shall be enforced as follows: The person claiming the lien shall file with a judge of the district court, or other court having competent jurisdiction in the county in which he resides, a complaint, duly verified by himself, his agent or attorney, setting forth his account and a description of the property on which the lien is claimed and thereupon the court shall issue a summons, as in ordinary civil actions, and upon a return of the summons, duly served, shall set the cause for hearing at any time after the lapse of one day, if summons be returned "defendant not found," and if it be proved to the satisfaction of the court that the defendant is not a resident of the county, the court shall order a notice of the proceedings to be published for three successive days, in a daily newspaper, if one be published in the county, and if there be none, then once in a weekly, if one be published in the county, and if no newspaper be published in the county, then by six handbills put up in six public places in the county, notifying the defendant of the filing and the particulars of the account, the description of the property on which the lien is claimed, its whereabouts and the day and place set for the hearing of the cause, which shall be at least ten days from the day of the last publication of the notice; and the proof of such publication shall be filed in the court on or before the day of trial. When the defendant shall have been summoned or notified as aforesaid, the cause shall, on the day fixed for trial, be tried as an ordinary case in court. If the judgment be for the plaintiff, the court shall order the property upon which the lien shall have been found to exist to be sold to satisfy the same. If the lien shall not have been established and the defendant shall not have been summoned, or shall not have voluntarily appeared to the action, the cause shall be dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff. If the defendant shall have been summoned or shall have appeared to the action, and the plaintiff shall have established an indebtedness on the account sued on, but shall have failed to establish the lien claimed, the judgment shall be for the plaintiff for such indebtedness, but the costs of suit, or any part thereof, may be taxed against him.


Reviewed by AAHS in July 2001.

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