Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The board of health of the town of Hopedale shall appoint and have general authority over the dog officer in said town. Said dog officer shall have and perform all the duties and powers and be subject to all the requirements and penalties applicable to dog officers as provided in the General Laws. Nothing in this act is intended to substitute the authority of said board of health for that of the board of selectmen with respect to enforcement matters under the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.