2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 172. Animals distrained or doing damage.
172.05 Restoring an animal to its owner.

172.05

172.05 Restoring an animal to its owner. The owner or person entitled to the possession of an animal taken up under s. 172.02, at any time within 90 days after notice is filed with the municipal clerk under s. 172.03, may have the animal restored upon proving rights to the animal and paying all lawful charges incurred. If the claimant and the finder cannot agree as to the amount of the charges or for the use of the animal either party upon notice to the other may apply to the town chairperson, village president or city mayor or manager of the municipality to settle the dispute, who for that purpose may examine witnesses on oath. Any amount found to be due the finder over the value of the use of the animal, together with the costs of adjudication, shall be a lien upon the animal.

172.05 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 56; 1997 a. 254.

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