Can I Keep A Stray Animal If One Enters Onto My Land?

If an animal causes damage onto your land, then you can hold the animal in order to make sure that you are paid for the damages. If you can not find the owner of the animal, then you are allowed to treat the animal as a stray.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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