WVC 19 - 18 - 5
§19-18-5. Liability of owner for damage by stock unlawfully
running at large.
Should any stock, while running at large contrary to the
provisions of sections one, two, three or four of this article,
injure or destroy the property of another, the owner or manager
of any such stock shall, notwithstanding any penalty imposed by
said sections, be liable to the party whose property shall have
been injured or destroyed for the amount of damage sustained by
him by reason of such injury or destruction. And the party so
injured may, if he find such stock on his 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 be paid.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session