The powers and duties of the county dog warden shall be as follows:
(1) He shall have the power of arrest and be responsible for the enforcement within his county of all public and public‑local laws pertaining to the ownership and control of dogs, and shall cooperate with all other law‑enforcement officers operating within the county in fulfilling this responsibility.
(2) In those counties having a rabies control officer, the county dog warden shall act as assistant to the rabies control officer, working under the supervision of the county health department, to collect the dog tax. In those counties having no rabies control officer, the county dog warden shall serve as rabies control officer. (1951, c. 931, s. 2.)