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Town of Franklin, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Franklin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 82.
Animals in streets — See Ch. 125, Art. I.
Animals — See Ch. 193.
Stables — See Ch. 258.
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Editor's Note: The warrant issued to the Dog Officer reads as follows:
"In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby required to proceed forthwith to seek out, catch and confine all dogs within said City (or Town) not duly licensed, collared or harnessed and tagged, according to the provisions of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, and you are further required to make and enter complaint against the owner or keeper of every such dog and to kill or cause to be killed each such dog which, after being detained for a period of seven days, shall not then have been duly licensed, collared or harnessed and tagged, unless delivery of such dog to an institution licensed under Chapter 49A of the General Laws shall be required under the provisions of § 3 of said Chapter 49A; except that any male or any spayed female dog not found to be diseased may be sold for not less than $3, and you shall keep an account of any such sale and forthwith pay over the money to the Town Treasurer. Before delivery of any dog so sold, you shall require the purchaser to register and procure a license and tag for such dog from the Town Clerk of the Town where the dog is to be kept, in accordance with the provisions of MGL C. 140, § 137.
"Hereof fail not and make due return of this warrant with your doings therein on or before the first day of October next, on or before the first day of January next and on or before the first day of April next and at the expiration of your term of office, stating the number of dogs caught, confined and/or killed, delivered to an institution licensed under Chapter 49A of the General Laws or sold and the names of the owners or keepers thereof, and whether all unlicensed dogs in said City (or Town) have been caught, confined and/or killed, delivered to an institution licensed under said Chapter 49A or sold and the names of persons against whom complaints have been made under the provisions of said Chapter 140, and whether complaints have been made and entered against all the persons who have failed to comply with the provisions of said Chapter 140."