§3948. Animal control
1. Control. Municipalities shall control dogs running at large.
[ 1997, c. 690, §29 (AMD) .]
2. Medical attention. Law enforcement officers and animal control officers shall take a stray animal to its owner, if known, or, if the owner is unknown, shall ensure that any injured companion animal that is at large or in a public way is given proper medical attention.
[ 2009, c. 343, §21 (AMD) .]
3. Domesticated and undomesticated animals. A municipality shall control domesticated animals that are a cause of complaint in the community. A municipality shall control animals that pose a threat to public health or safety. A municipality may control undomesticated animals in matters on which no other department is charged by law to regulate.
[ 1997, c. 690, §31 (AMD) .]
1987, c. 383, §3 (NEW). 1987, c. 643, §4 (AMD). 1993, c. 468, §16 (AMD). 1995, c. 490, §17 (AMD). 1997, c. 690, §§29-31 (AMD). 2009, c. 343, §21 (AMD).