WVC 19 - 18 - 1
§19-18-1. Stock trespassing on grounds of another; damages.
If any horse, mule, ass, jennet, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry
as defined in section two, article two-b of this chapter or goat
shall enter into any grounds, the owner or manager of any such
stock shall be liable to the owner or tenant of such grounds for
any damage he or she may sustain thereby, and the party so injured
may, if he or she find such stock on his or her premises, impound
them, or a sufficient number thereof, subject to the provisions of
sections eight, nine and ten of this article, until such damages
and costs of keeping have been paid.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session