§ 6-1. Abandonment of animals; penalties.  

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  • As used in this section, abandon means to leave an animal entirely or to refuse to perform or provide the legal obligations of care and support.

    It shall be unlawful for a person to abandon an animal in a public place or on the property of another within the city.

    The police department may lawfully take into custody any animal that has been abandoned.

    Abandoned animals impounded by the police department will be transferred to the county animal control authority.

    A person who violates any provision of this section shall be punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed sixty (60) days or five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. No. 2007-28, § 1, 8-21-07)