Ordinance, 26 September 1842–B, as Published in the Wasp

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An Ordinance respecting Mad Dogs and other Animals.
Sec. 1. Be it, and it is, hereby ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all Dogs or other Animals known to have been bit or worried by any rabid animal, shall be immediately killed, or confined by the owner, under a penalty not exceeding one thousand dollars, at the discretion of the Court, and also no dog shall be permitted to run at large in the for thirty days after the passage of this ordinance, under a penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be paid by the owner or owners of said dog or dogs, and all dogs during said thirty days shall be liable to be killed, if found twenty rods from their masters, and such penalty or penalties shall be recoverable and applied in like manner as all other penalties within this .
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed Sept. 26, 1842.
, Pres. pro tem
, Recorder. [p. [3]]