2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 172. Animals distrained or doing damage.
172.53 Impounding; care; expense.


172.53 Impounding; care; expense.


(1) Unless the damages determined under s. 172.52, together with the fees of the appraisers and chairperson, president or mayor, have been paid within 24 hours after the appraisal, the person distraining the beasts shall cause the beasts to be confined in accordance with whichever of the following applies:


(a) The beasts shall be put into the nearest pound in the distraining person's town, city or village of residence, if there is a pound.


(b) If there is no pound in the distraining person's town, city or village of residence, the beasts shall be put in some other secure enclosure.


(2) The beasts shall remain confined until sold under ss. 172.54 to 172.56, until the damages, fees and costs of keeping the beasts after appraisal are paid or until they are otherwise seized or discharged according to law. The confined beasts shall be furnished with suitable food from the time of seizure until they are discharged or sold. The expense of feeding the beasts, after the appraisal, shall be added to the amount determined under s. 172.52 and paid as additional costs. If the beasts are put in a pound, the certificate of appraisal shall be delivered to the keeper of the pound.

172.53 - ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 184; 1997 a. 192 s. 12; Stats. 1997 s. 172.53; 1997 a. 254; 1999 a. 32.

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