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47-124. Who may take animals into custody; procedure. Any person sustaining damages as provided in K.S.A. 47-123, may take the trespassing livestock into custody, and may retain the same until such damages and all reasonable charges are paid. It shall be the duty of the person taking the livestock into custody to notify the owner or the owner's authorized agent of such taking up within twenty-four (24) hours thereafter; and if such owner or authorized agent cannot be found or notified, then to proceed as provided by law in case of strays. Where notice of such taking up of such livestock is given, the person so taking up said livestock shall not retain the custody of the same for more than five days without commencing action against the owner thereof to recover such damages.

History: L. 1929, ch. 211, § 3; L. 1931, ch. 221, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 167, § 3; July 1.


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