Animals and Animal Husbandry
Animals at Large
§ 4-15-3 Impoundment of animals at large
If any horse, neat-beast, sheep, or hog is going at large in any highway or
common, or on any land thrown open as a way for public travel and used by the
public for travel, any freeholder or qualified elector or field driver may, and
every surveyor of highways of the town within which that animal is at large
shall, take up the animal and impound it in one of the public pounds of that
city or town, and every surveyor of highways of the city or town may appoint in
writing a deputy or deputies for that purpose, filing in the office of the city
or town clerk a copy of that appointment.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 128, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 154, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch.
184, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 641, § 1; G.L. 1956, §