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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 588
LEGAL FENCES AND LIVESTOCK AT LARGE
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F.S. 588.23
588.23 Right of owner.The owner of any impounded livestock has the right at any time before the disposition thereof to redeem the livestock by paying to the sheriff or the county animal control center all impounding expenses, including fees, keeping charges, advertising, or other costs incurred therewith which sum shall be deposited by the sheriff or the county animal control center with the clerk of the circuit court who shall pay all fees and costs as allowed in s. 588.18. If there is a dispute as to the amount of such costs and expenses, the owner may give bond with sufficient sureties to be approved by the sheriff or the county animal control center, in an amount to be determined by the sheriff or the county animal control center, but not exceeding the fair cash value of such livestock, conditioned to pay such costs and damages; thereafter, within 10 days, the owner shall institute suit in equity to have the damage adjudicated by a court of equity or referred to a jury if requested by either party to such suit.
History.s. 12, ch. 25236, 1949; s. 3, ch. 2015-18.