These Florida laws concern liens for the care and maintenance of animals. The first section declares that the liens mentioned in the chapter include the described personal property under the circumstances mentioned in each section. Section 713.65 then describes that a lien exists in favor of all persons for the "feeding or caring for the horse or other animal of another, including all keepers of livery, sale or feed or feed stables, for feeding or taking care of any horse or other animal put in their charge; upon such horse or other animal." Based on the broad language of "other animal," a lien exists for the care and feeding of all owned animals.
713.50. Liens upon property
Liens prior in dignity to all others accruing thereafter shall exist in favor of the following persons, upon the following described personal property under the circumstances hereinafter mentioned in this part. This part is limited to liens on personal property and their enforcement and related matters.
Laws 1887, c. 3747, §§ 1, 6; Rev.St.1892, preceding § 1726, preceding § 1730; Laws 1903, c. 5143, § 1; Gen.St.1906, preceding § 2190, preceding § 2196; Rev.Gen.St.1920, §§ 3495, 3502; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, §§ 5349, 5363; Laws 1933, c. 16042, § 44; Fla.St.1965, § 85.01; Laws 1967, c. 67-254, § 36; Laws 1969, c. 69-97, § 1. Amended by Laws 1988, c. 88-249, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1988.
713.65. Liens for care and maintenance of animals
In favor of all persons feeding or caring for the horse or other animal of another, including all keepers of livery, sale or feed or feed stables, for feeding or taking care of any horse or other animal put in their charge; upon such horse or other animal.
Laws 1885, c. 3618, § 1; Rev.St.1892, § 1739; Gen.St.1906, § 2205; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 3512; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 5373; Laws 1949, c. 25048, § 1; Fla.St.1965, § 85.16; Laws 1967, c. 67-254, § 36.
713.655. Liens for professional services of veterinarians
In favor of any veterinarian who renders professional services to an animal at the request of the owner of the animal, the owner's agent, or a bailee, lessee, or custodian of the animal, for the unpaid portion of the fees for such professional services, upon the animal to which such services were rendered. Such lien shall remain valid and enforceable for a period of 1 year from the date the professional services were rendered, and such lien is to be enforced in the manner provided for the enforcement of other liens on personal property in this state.
Added by Laws 1988, c. 88-249, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1988.