2010 Michigan Compiled Laws
ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE (EXCERPT)
Chapter 433 - ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE
Act 248 of 1879 - ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE (433.51 - 433.63)
Section 433.52 - Pounds; pound masters, appointments, duties; right to seize and impound animals.
Act 248 of 1879
433.52 Pounds; pound masters, appointments, duties; right to seize and impound animals.
It is hereby made the duty of the common council or board of trustees of every such city or village to provide 1 or more suitable and convenient pound or pounds, and to appoint 1 or more pound-masters who shall have charge thereof, and such pound-master or other person having charge of such pound, shall receive and keep therein any animal mentioned in the first section of this act, that may have been or may be found running at large contrary to said section, upon the request of any person. And it shall be lawful for any person to seize and take into custody and retain till disposed of as required by law, any animal mentioned in said first section of this act, which may be trespassing upon premises owned or occupied by such person, or such animal may be driven to and kept in said pound as herein provided, and any inhabitant of any such city or village may take into custody till disposed of as required by law, any animal found running at large contrary to said first section of this act, if at the time there shall not be kept and maintained within such city or village, a suitable pound within a distance of not more than 2 miles from the place where such animal may be found, or if there shall not be a pound-master in charge thereof, who will receive and keep the same as herein provided.
History: 1879, Act 248, Eff. Aug. 30, 1879 ;-- How. 3069 ;-- CL 1897, 5614 ;-- CL 1915, 7294 ;-- CL 1929, 9048 ;-- CL 1948, 433.52
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