GENERAL PROVISIONS RESPECTING THE POLICE.
AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled, "An Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals," passed at Dover, February 20, 1873.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, (two-thirds of each branch thereof concurring therein):
SECTION 1. If any person shall abandon to die in any public place within this State, any maimed, sick, infirm or disabled animal, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and it shall be lawful for any Justice of the Peace to appoint suitable persons to destroy and remove such animal, if such person so appointed shall consider such animal unfit for further use, at the cost of the owner thereof, recoverable before said Justice of the Peace in an action of debt.
SECTION 2. Any public officer, or constable of any city or county shall, upon his view of any such misdemeanor, or upon the complaint of any other person who may declare his or her name and abode to such police officer or constable, make arrest and bring before any Justice of the Peace thereof offenders violating the provisions of this act.
SECTION 3. All the fines penalties and forfeitures, imposed and collected in any county of the State under the provisions of this and every act passed, or which may be passed, relating to or affecting animals, in every case where the prosecution shall of cruelty to animals. be instituted and conducted by the society incorporated pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 477, Volume 14, Laws of Delaware, being an act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Delaware Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals," shall ' *(ensure) to such society in aid of the purposes for which it was incorporated.
SECTION 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.
Passed at Dover, April 6, 1881.
*So in enrolled bill.