2016 Florida Statutes
707.18 Owners of strayed animals may enter pasture of another to seek for same.
707.19 Owner of strayed animals to notify owner of pasture of intention to enter.
707.20 Duty of owner of pasture to facilitate entry.
707.21 Refusing entrance to pasture to seek strayed domestic animals.
707.18 Owners of strayed animals may enter pasture of another to seek for same.—It shall be lawful for the owner or owners of any cattle or other domestic animals or the agent or agents of said owners to enter the pasture of another for the sole purpose of seeking and recovering any cattle or other domestic animals that may have strayed or broken into, or which may have been driven into, such enclosure, inadvertently or otherwise and to drive from such enclosure any cattle or other domestic animals belonging to such owners or under the control of such agent or agents so entering.
History.—s. 1, ch. 5417, 1905; RGS 3928; CGL 5835.
707.19 Owner of strayed animals to notify owner of pasture of intention to enter.—The owners of any cattle or other domestic animals or their agent or agents, desiring to enter any pasture of another for the purpose as set forth in s. 707.18, shall notify the owner or owners or their agent or agents of the time and place they desire to enter such pasture for the purposes set forth in said section. Such notice may be given verbally or in writing.
History.—s. 2, ch. 5417, 1905; RGS 3929; CGL 5836.
707.20 Duty of owner of pasture to facilitate entry.—The owner or owners, their agent or agents shall facilitate the entering into any pasture owned by them or controlled by their agent or agents when request is made by any party or parties entitled to the benefits of s. 707.18, the request to be made according to s. 707.19.
History.—s. 3, ch. 5417, 1905; RGS 3930; CGL 5837.
707.21 Refusing entrance to pasture to seek strayed domestic animals.—Any person or owner of any pasture, who refuses to allow entrance or who hinders any owner or owners of cattle or other domestic animals, or their agent or agents, who have complied with s. 707.19, either by their own acts or the acts of their agent or agents, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Provided, that this section shall not apply to any county having no-fence districts.
History.—ss. 1, 4, ch. 5417, 1905; RGS 5238; CGL 7357; s. 686, ch. 71-136.