§38-11-6. Lien of humane officer.
When any humane officer shall provide any neglected or
abandoned animal with proper food, shelter and care, he shall
have a lien upon such animal for the expense thereof, and such
expense shall be charged against the owner of such animal. Until
the humane officer shall take possession of the animal or place
the animal in the possession of some person other than the owner,
to the extent and in the manner provided for in section fourteen
of this article, such lien shall not be good against a purchaser
of the animal from the owner, for value, and without notice of
the facts creating the lien.