THE IOWA FARM SANCTUARY v. MATTHEW HULSEBUS and et al.
The Iowa Farm Sanctuary filed a lawsuit against the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Clinic (University) and Iowa sheep farmer Matthew Hulsebus in the Circuit Court of Boone County, Missouri, seeking to protect its interests in sheep who were seriously injured during transport through Missouri. Following a June 25, 2023, transport truck accident in St. Louis County, Missouri, Iowa Farm Sanctuary took custody and financial responsibility for injured sheep who have been treated at the University. The sanctuary has been denied access to the animals or information about their status after Defendant Hulsebus came forward to claim them as his property. The sanctuary is seeking recognition of a lien on four surviving sheep equal to the amount it has paid for their veterinary care at the University, and enforcement of its lien on the sheep by transferring legal title to the four surviving sheep to Defendant. Plaintiff is represented
[To accompany Case Law Update "Iowa Farm Sanctuary Seeks Custody of Sheep Who Were Injured During Transport ” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 196]