TITLE 4
Animals and Animal Husbandry

CHAPTER 4-13
Dogs

SECTION 4-13-13


§ 4-13-13 Wrongful removal of collar – Theft or destruction of licensed dogs – Poisoning.

Whoever wrongfully removes the collar from the neck of a dog licensed and collared according to the provisions of this chapter, or steals a dog licensed or collared, or kills, maims, entices, carries away, or detains a licensed dog, or distributes or exposes a poisonous substance, with the intent that the poisonous substance shall be eaten by a licensed dog, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00), nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty (30) days, or both, and shall be liable to the dog's owner for damages in a civil action.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 111, § 14; G.L. 1909, ch. 135, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 136, § 14; G.L. 1938, ch. 639, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 4-13-13; P.L. 1969, ch. 135, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 434, § 1.)