[ Text of section effective until October 31, 2012. For text effective October 31, 2012, see below.]
Section 159. If a dog which the selectmen of a town, chief of police of a city or the county commissioners, or, upon review, a district court, shall have ordered to be restrained shall wound any person, or shall worry, wound or kill any live stock or fowls, the owner or keeper of such dog shall be liable in tort to the person injured thereby in treble the amount of damages sustained by him.
Chapter 140: Section 159. Treble damages for injuries caused by dogs ordered to be restrained
[ Text of section as amended by 2012, 193, Sec. 32 effective October 31, 2012. For text effective until October 31, 2012, see above.]
Section 159. If a hearing authority or a district court has deemed a dog to be a dangerous dog and such dog wounds a person or worries, wounds or kills any livestock or fowl, the owner or keeper of the dog shall be liable in tort to the person injured by the dog for 3 times the amount of damages sustained by such person.