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West's General Laws of Rhode Island Annotated. Title 4. Animals and Animal Husbandry. Chapter 13. Dogs. 4-13-29.1. Responsibility for local rabies control

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Citation: Gen. Laws, 1956, 4-13-29.1

Citation: RI ST 4-13-29.1


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This Rhode Island statute provides that towns and cities are required to provide for the control of rabies in cats, dogs, and ferrets within its boundaries.  The municipality may elect to adopt into ordinance provisions at least as stringent as this chapter.


Statute in Full:

Each city and town is required to provide for the control of rabies in cats, dogs, and ferrets within its boundaries. The municipality may elect to adopt into ordinance provisions at least as stringent as this chapter and the regulations adopted by the board or it may choose to accept delegation of the authority of the board as provided in § 4-13-29. The rabies control board has the authority to institute a civil action to enforce the provisions of this section.

P.L. 1995, ch. 388, § 2.



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