A 95-year-old Dog Law that Required Michigan Sheriffs to Kill Unlicensed Dogs is Finally Repealed

The Michigan House and Senate unanimously voted to put an end to the 1919 dog law requiring Michigan Sheriffs to kill unlicensed dogs. The law was unenforced, meaning public safety officers were technically guilty of “nonfeasance of office” (failure to do a job that one has a duty to perform) The law required county sheriffs to kill unlicensed canines and was originally written to deal with widespread problems with rabies. Click here for more on the story.


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