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What Happens If A Dog Or Cat Interferes With Animals On Another Person's Land?

If a dog or cat is found chasing or injuring livestock on the owner's premises, the dog or cat is subject to harsh penalties. First, owner of the livestock can legally kill the dog or cat. If any livestock is injured or killed by the dog or cat, the owner is entitled to recover from the owner the full amount required to medically treat or replace the animal. Second, if a court determines that the animal is deemed a public nuisance, then the court can order the animal to be killed within twenty­four (24) hours after the judgment.

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