[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animal Control Officer — See Ch. 2.505.
Animals — See Title 6.
The Mayor shall, annually, appoint an Animal Inspector, whose name shall be forwarded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Director of Animal Health (see MGL c. 129, § 15). When deemed to be in the best interests of the Town, the Animal Inspector may also be a Town officer or employee performing related duties.
The Animal Inspector shall not receive a salary for these services.
The Animal Inspector shall make regular and thorough inspections of all cattle, sheep, swine and other domesticated animals within the limits of the Town, and, if he/she knows or has reason to suspect any are infected with or have been exposed to any contagious disease, he/she may order their quarantine. The Animal Inspector shall have all of the other powers, duties and responsibilities given to animal inspectors by MGL c. 129, §§ 15 to 25.