Any person who is the owner of or in the lawful possession of any land or the agent of any such person shall have the right to take possession of any livestock or animal found at large, uncontrolled, on his premises or on premises of which he has charge and the owner of such livestock or animal, when so taken up, shall be personally notified or, if the owner cannot be found, the owner may be notified by leaving a written notice at the usual place of residence of such owner, within 24 hours after the taking up of such livestock or animal, and by posting notice as provided in Section 3-5-8.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 3-5-6

  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

Anything in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, the word “uncontrolled,” as used in this chapter shall in no case be construed to prohibit the driving of any animal or stock over, upon or along the public streets and highways of this state by the owner thereof or his duly authorized agent.

(Acts 1939, No. 368, p. 487; Code 1940, T. 3, ?82.)