DOGS AND CATS
Guard Dogs in Commercial Establishments
In this subdivision:
I. "Commercial establishment" means any business operated by a person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity which sells, rents, leases or otherwise transacts a retail or wholesale business with the general public.
II. "Custodian of guard dog" means any person, firm, partnership, or corporation which owns, leases or maintains a guard dog on the property of a commercial establishment to protect the establishment from unauthorized intrusion.
III. "Guard dog" means any breed of dog of either sex which is utilized to attack or repel unauthorized intruders whether on command or by instinct.
IV. "Local law enforcement authority" means the local police department of the city or town or the dog officer in a city or town, as may be designated by the city council or board of selectmen.
Source. 1985, 29:2, eff. June 8, 1985.