What is meant by a village pound;What Does It Do?

A pound is an enclosure set apart for animals which have strayed on the highway or trespassed on private
property. Every village formerly had one of these, but they are now falling into disuse. The impounder is
compelled to supply the animals with food and water during the time they are in his care, but may recover the
cost from the owner.

I f penalties connected with im­pounding are not paid, the council authorities are
empowered to sell the animals after giving due notice and to deduct all expenses incurred. Any balance is
hatided to the owner.

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