SECTION 1. Section 157 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws is herby amended by inserting the following language after the words “in which case such order shall be reversed”: - During the ten days following the order of such selectmen, officer in charge of the animal commission or persons charged with the responsibility of handling dog complaints or county commissioners, and during the pendency of a petition in the district court praying for review of said order, including the pendency of a request for a de novo hearing on the petition before a justice of the court, the selectmen, officer in charge of animal commission or persons charged with the responsibility of handling dog complaints or county commissioners may order said dog restrained as may be deemed necessary.
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