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The DC Code: § 44-1508 Authority to prevent cruelty to children.

Index44 Charitable and Curative Institutions. (Refs & Annos)

The Washington Humane Society is authorized to extend its operations to the protection of children as well as animals from cruelty and abuse. In pursuance thereof the said Society may cause its proper officers or agents to prefer complaints, before any court in the District of Columbia having jurisdiction, for the violation of any law relating to or affecting the protection of children in said District, and by its proper attorney may aid in bringing the facts before such court in any proceeding taken.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 32-908. 1973 Ed., § 32-208. DC CODE § 44-1508 Current through December 11, 2012


(Feb. 13, 1885, 23 Stat. 302, ch. 58, § 1.)