2016 Utah Code
Title 4 - Utah Agricultural Code
Chapter 25 - Estraying and Trespassing Animals
Section 6 - Compensation for care of estrays -- Liability of county -- Notice required.

UT Code § 4-25-6 (2016) What's This?
4-25-6. Compensation for care of estrays -- Liability of county -- Notice required.
  • (1) A person who finds an estray and who, after giving notice is authorized by the county to maintain and care for it, is entitled to compensation from the owner, or from the county, as the case may be, for the reasonable costs of feeding and maintaining the animal; provided, that the county is liable for such cost only if the owner is not located after diligent search.
  • (2) No person who finds an estray however, is entitled to reimbursement for feed and maintenance or for any other cost incurred on behalf of the estray before such time as notice of the estray is given to the county or to the appropriate animal control office.


Amended by Chapter 7, 1983 General Session

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