Legal Fences and Livestock at Large (Florida Statutes: Title XXXV Agriculture, Horticulture, and Animal Industry; Chapter 588; ss. 588.01-588.25) | Land Portal

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January 1941
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This Chapter of the Florida Statutes concerns legal fences and livestock at large. It provides for the requirements of general fence and legal fence; requirements for legally enclosed land, fenced and posted; the requirements for posted notices; requirement; the duty of the owner to maintain fences and notices; liability of the owner for livestock at large; authority to impound livestock running at large or strays; disposition of impounded livestock; fees for impounding, serving notice, care and feeding, advertising, and disposing of impounded animals; rules in case of a failure to secure purchaser or insufficient funds to defray certain costs; the report of sale and disposition of proceeds; the duty of commissioners to provide places for impounding of livestock and transportation of same; the duty of impounder to ensure the animal’s welfare; the right of the owner to redeem the impounded livestock; and penalty for violating the provisions of this Chapter.

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