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Act 339 of 1919
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DOG LAW OF 1919

Act 339 of 1919

AN ACT relating to dogs and the protection of live stock and poultry from damage by dogs; providing for the licensing of dogs; regulating the keeping of dogs, and authorizing their destruction in certain cases; providing for the determination and payment of damages done by dogs to live stock and poultry; imposing powers and duties on certain state, county, city and township officers and employes, and to repeal Act No. 347 of the Public Acts of 1917, and providing penalties for the violation of this act.


History: 1919, Act 339, Eff. Aug. 14, 1919
Compiler's Notes: Near the end of this title, the word "employes" evidently should read "employees".


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 287.261SectionShort title; definitions.
Section 287.262SectionDogs; licensing, tags, leashes.
Section 287.263SectionRepealed. 1969, Act 195, Eff. Mar. 20, 1970.
Section 287.264SectionSupervision and enforcement.
Section 287.265SectionTags, blanks and license forms.
Section 287.266SectionDog licenses; application; resolution; provisions; proof of vaccination.
Section 287.266aSectionRepealed. 1969, Act 195, Eff. Mar. 20, 1970.
Section 287.267SectionDog license; tag, approval; kept on dog.
Section 287.268SectionDog license; unlicensed and young dogs; application; fee after certain date.
Section 287.269SectionDog license; contents.
Section 287.269aSectionProduction of proof of license.
Section 287.270Section“Kennel” defined; kennel license; fee; tags; certificate; rules; inspection; exception.
Section 287.270aSectionRepealed. 1969, Act 195, Eff. Mar. 20, 1970.
Section 287.270bSectionKennel licensing ordinance.
Section 287.271SectionRules governing kennel dogs.
Section 287.272SectionLost tags.
Section 287.273SectionLicense and tag; transferability.
Section 287.274SectionApplication for license blanks and tags; issuance of dog licenses and tags; fee; return of unused tags, books, and receipts; contents of receipt; paying over money; resolution providing that clerk perform duties of treasurer.
Section 287.274aSectionIssuance of dog license; information to be provided to dog owner; definitions.
Section 287.275SectionCounty treasurer's record; inspection.
Section 287.276SectionListing of dogs; compensation of supervisor; appointment, duties, and compensation of animal control officer.
Section 287.277SectionIdentification and location of unlicensed dogs; public nuisance; list; commencement of proceedings.
Section 287.278SectionKilling of dog molesting wildlife.
Section 287.279SectionKilling of dog pursuing, worrying, or wounding livestock or poultry, or attacking person; damages for trespass; effect of license tag.
Section 287.279aSectionKilling dog or other animal; use of high altitude decompression chamber or electrocution prohibited.
Section 287.280SectionLoss or damage to livestock or poultry caused by dogs; complaint; examination; summons; proceedings; killing of dog; liability of owner or keeper.
Section 287.281SectionReport of examination.
Section 287.282SectionDamage to livestock or poultry by dogs; fees of justice, inclusion in damages.
Section 287.283SectionPayment for amount of loss or damage; costs; investigation.
Section 287.284SectionBoard of county auditors; duties.
Section 287.285SectionSaving clause; disposition of dog fund; expense of dog department in cities, payment.
Section 287.286SectionPenalties; disposition of fines.
Section 287.286aSectionSworn complaint; contents; issuance of summons; hearing; order; penalty for disobedience; costs; audit and payment of claims.
Section 287.286bSectionPenalty for stealing or confining licensed dog.
Section 287.287SectionRecovery of value of dog illegally killed.
Section 287.288SectionCommon law liability.
Section 287.289SectionDogs imported temporarily.
Section 287.289aSectionAnimal control agency; establishment; employees; jurisdiction; contents of animal control ordinance.
Section 287.289bSectionCounty animal control officers; employment standards.
Section 287.289cSectionMunicipal animal control officers; employment standards.
Section 287.290SectionMunicipal animal control ordinances; certificate of vaccination.