1. Any person furnishing feed, pasture or otherwise boarding any animal or animals, at the request or with the consent of the owner or the owner’s representative, has a lien upon the animal or animals, and may retain possession thereof until the sum due for the feed, pasture or board has been paid. Such a lien is subordinate only to such other liens of third persons as have been placed on record, as required by law, in the county where the feed, pasture or board was or is being furnished.
2. Before foreclosing the lien by sale, the person furnishing the feed, pasture or board shall mail a registered or certified letter to the owner, or purported owner, of the animal or animals, at the owner's, or purported owner's, last known address. The letter must demand payment of all money due for the feed, pasture or board, and must inform the owner that if payment is not made the lien will be foreclosed by sale. If payment is not made within 30 days from the date of mailing the registered or certified letter, the lien may be foreclosed by sale, in the manner provided by NRS 108.550.
3. Any person who takes and drives away any such animal or animals, while in the possession of the person feeding, pasturing or boarding them, without the consent of the person feeding, pasturing or boarding them, and without first having paid all reasonable charges due thereon, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing contained in this subsection releases the owner of the animal or animals from the amount of any lien which may be due thereon, under this section.
Added by Laws 1866, c. 20, § 3 and CPA (1911), §§ 557, 558. NRS amended by Laws 1959, p. 157; Laws 1967, p. 529; Laws 1969, p. 95; Laws 1985, p. 507.