6-23-11 Martha contacted me regarding stray ducks in her neighborhood. She had seen them several times loose and in the busy road. She was concerned for their safety. She stated that she had tried to return the ducks to the owner and was asked by Travis mother if she (Martha) wanted the ducks. She asked me if I would like to take them in. I did. She captured the ducks on her property, brought them to me. I told her I would not take them to CWR and would keep them here. 7-4-11 Martha contacted me and stated that the owner of the ducks came looking for them 10 days after she brought them to me and wanted them back. I told her I would not contact the owner, he would have to contact me. I spoke with Travis' wife and she stated that the ducks were fenced in but there were areas they could easily escape out of. 7-8-11 The owner (Travis) of the ducks called me 7-8-11 and said he would pick them up 7-9-11 between 2 and 4:00 pm. 7-9-11 I spoke with Travis at 3:30 p.m. and he stated that he was not set up to keep the ducks safely and did not want the ducks. I let him know the ducks were fine here and could live here. He stated that he was going to call the orig. owner of the ducks to see if he wanted the ducks back. He would give him 24 to 48 hrs. to contact him about the ducks. 7-10-11 Travis called, left a message for the me to call him. I returned his call, he stated that he had still not heard from the orig. owner and was waiting. As far as he was concerned, I could keep the ducks but still wanted to check with the orig. owner. As of noon on 7-11-11 if have not heard back from Travis regarding the ducks. North Carolina Animal Control Laws North Carolina Is a Fencing-in State North Carolina law requires keepers of livestock to enclose their livestock, poultry and horses with an adequate fence. Right to Impound Stray Animals The North Carolina statues provide a mechanism by which any person may take up any livestock running at large or straying and impound the same. A person impounding stray livestock is required to give good and wholesome feed and water for the animals and immediately notify the owner, if known. To get the animal back, the owner must pay the costs of keeping the animal plus any damages caused by the animal. If the owner cannot be found or refuses to pay, there is a further procedure for providing public notice and conducting a public sale of the animal. North Carolina encourages impounding stray animals rather than killing them. What do you all think of this?