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New Jersey Revision of Statutes 1709-1877: Chapter XII Supplement: An act for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

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Citation: N.J. Rev. Stat. 64-82 (1873)

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Summary:   A supplement to the New Jersey Revision of Statutes for 1877.  The supplement covered standing for officer's of New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  In addition, the supplement addresses the question of jurisdiction for the enforcement the anti-cruelty laws.

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Approved March 25, 1875.

81. SECTION 1. That the proceedings mentioned in the thirteenth section of the act to which this is a supplement may be instituted before any justice of the peace in the county where the offence or offences is or are cognizable, and such justice shall have competent jurisdiction for such purpose; and the amount of the forfeiture or penalty so to be recovered, as in said section provided for, shall be determined, and judgment rendered for the same in like manner as in actions for the recovery of money, or damages in the court for the trial of small causes, and execution may thereupon issue against the body or goods of the defendant, and all proceedings in said section shall, except as otherwise specially provided, conform to the course and practice of the court for the trial of small causes.

82. SECTION 2. That any member, officer or agent of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals may exercise and perform the like powers and duties as of an agent of said society who has been especially deputized by the sheriff of any county in this state.

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