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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 158: Euthanizing unrestrained dogs or dogs in wild state

Section 158. A police officer, constable or animal control officer may capture, detain or, in the case of a threat to public safety, euthanize a dog in a humane manner if found to be in violation of an order of a hearing authority or a district court and may euthanize a dog, in a humane manner, if it is living in a wild state.