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SECTION 183
Lien of bailee of animals
Lien (LIE) CHAPTER 33, ARTICLE 8
§ 183. Lien of bailee of animals. Any veterinarian, duly licensed to
practice under the laws of this state, who in connection with such
practice renders professional services in the treatment of any dog, cat,
or other domestic animal or boards any such animal on his premises, or a
person keeping a livery stable, or boarding stable for animals, or
pasturing or boarding one or more animals, or who in connection
therewith keeps or stores any wagon, truck, cart, carriage, vehicle or
harness, has a lien dependent upon the possession upon each dog, cat or
other animal kept, pastured or boarded by him, and upon any wagon,
truck, cart, carriage, vehicle or harness, of any kind or description,
stored or kept provided an express or implied agreement is made with the
owners thereof, whether such owner be a mortgagor remaining in
possession or otherwise, for the sum due him for the professional
service rendered, care, keeping, boarding or pasturing of the animal, or
for the keeping or storing of any wagon, truck, cart, carriage, vehicle
and harness, under the agreement, and may detain the dog, cat or other
animal or wagon, truck, cart, carriage, vehicle and harness accordingly,
until such sum is paid.