Animals and Animal Husbandry

Damage by Animals

SECTION 4-14-1

§ 4-14-1. Animals at large – Civil liability – Penalty.

No horse, bull, boar, ram, or goat shall be permitted to run at large and if the owner or keeper of these, for any reason suffers any animals to do so he or she shall upon conviction be fined not in excess of one hundred dollars ($100) and be liable in addition for all damages done by the animal while so at large, although the animal escapes without the fault of the owner or keeper. The construction of any lawful fence shall not relieve the owner or keeper from liability for any damage committed by an animal of the enumerated class upon the enclosed premises of an adjoining owner.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, ch. 641, § 13; P.L. 1954, ch. 3317, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 4-14-1; P.L. 1974, ch. 231, § 1.)