SEC. 19-25-83. Maintenance and use of canine corps.
The sheriff shall keep those hounds bought pursuant to section 19-5-3, closely confined in the jail yard or in some suitable inclosure to be provided for them, and he shall not permit any person to handle or in any way to be familiar with them except himself and one other person to assist each sheriff, which person shall be designated by him and who shall assist the sheriff in taking care of said dogs and training them. The sheriff or his assistant shall at frequent intervals exercise said dogs by having someone for them to trail, to the end that their instinct may be kept active. The sheriff on receiving information of the commission of a felony in his county or the escape of prisoners in his custody, and that the person charged with the commission thereof is at large and has left the scene of the crime and is a fugitive from justice, shall convey the said dogs to the place where said felony was committed and endeavor to capture the fugitive or escaped prisoners, as the case may be.
SOURCES: Codes, 1906, Sec. 330; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 3703; 1930, Sec. 236; 1942, Sec. 2914; Laws, 1896, ch. 139; 1962, ch. 244, eff from and after passage (approved May 1, 1962).