Article 231. Acquisition of ownership rights to stray animals.

1. If, within six months from the date of the application for the detention of neglected pets, their owner is not found or does not declare his right to them, the person whose animals were kept and used, acquires the right of ownership to them. If this person refuses to acquire the ownership of the animals kept by him, they enter into municipal ownership and are used in the manner determined by the local government. 2. In the case of the appearance of the former owner of the animals after their transfer to the ownership of another person, the former owner shall have the right, if there are circumstances indicating the attachment of these animals to him or about the cruel or other mistreatment of the new owner, to demand their return on conditions determined by agreement with the new owner, and if the agreement is not reached - by the court.

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References to other articles of chapter 14. Acquisition of title:
Article 218. Grounds for the acquisition of property rights.
Article 219. The emergence of ownership of the newly created real estate.
Article 220. Recycling.
Article 221. Appeal to the property of the public to collect things.
Article 222. Unauthorized construction.
Article 223. The moment of occurrence of the right of ownership of the acquirer under the contract.
Article 224. Transfer of things.
Article 225. Ownerless Things
Article 226. Movable things that the owner refused.
Article 227. Find.
Article 228. The acquisition of ownership of the find.
Article 229. Reimbursement of expenses related to the discovery and reward to the finder of the thing.
Article 230. Stray animals.
Article 232. Reimbursement of expenses for the maintenance of neglected animals and remuneration for them.
Article 233. Treasure.
Article 234. Acquisition of prescription.