Animals and Animal Husbandry

Damage by Animals

SECTION 4-14-19

§ 4-14-19. Right of action where animals break division fence.

Nothing in this chapter contained shall be construed as to impair the right of any proprietor or occupant of land to recover all the damages which he or she sustains by any cattle, sheep, horses, or hogs breaking into his land through that part of the division fence between him or her and the adjoining owner which it is the right and duty of that adjoining owner to repair, if that part of the division fence at the time is out of repair or not conformable to law.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 129, § 18; G.L. 1909, ch. 155, § 18; G.L. 1923, ch. 185, § 18; G.L. 1938, ch. 642, § 18; G.L. 1956, § 4-14-19.)