2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 4 - Animals and Animal Husbandry
Chapter 4-1 - Cruelty to Animals
Section 4-1-12 - Entry of premises where bird or animal fights are conducted - Arrest - Seizure of birds or animals.
§ 4-1-12. Entry of premises where bird or animal fights are conducted - Arrest - Seizure of birds or animals.
Any deputy sheriff, town sergeant, town constable, police officer, or any officer authorized to serve criminal process may enter any place, building, or tenement anywhere within the state where there is an exhibition of the fighting of birds or animals, or where preparations are being made for that exhibition, and, without a warrant, arrest all persons present and take possession of the birds or animals engaged in fighting and all birds or animals found there and intended to be used or engaged in fighting. Those persons shall be kept in custody in jail or other convenient place not more than twenty-four (24) hours, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, at or before the expiration of which time those persons shall be brought before a district court or the superior court and proceeded against according to law.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 114, § 11; P.L. 1898, ch. 548, § 3; P.L. 1900, ch. 747, § 2; C.P.A. 1905, § 1216; G.L. 1909, ch. 138, § 11; G.L. 1923, ch. 141, § 11; G.L. 1938, ch. 640, § 11; G.L. 1956, § 4-1-12; P.L. 2012, ch. 324, § 10; P.L. 2015, ch. 260, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 2.)