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This is only a summary of our most widely used code sections. Click here for a complete copy of the county and city code of ordinances pertaining to animals.

SECTION 2-5-17: RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED

IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR THE OWNER F ANY ANIMAL OR ANYONE HAVING AN ANIMAL IN HIS CUSTODY, TO ALLOW IT TO RUN AT LARGE UNATTENDED ON OR ABOUT THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS OF THE COUNTY, OR ON THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE OWNER OF THAT PROPERTY, OR OF THE PERSON IN POSSESSION OF THAT PROPERTY.

SECTION 2-5-18: CONFINEMENT OF FEMALE IN HEAT

EVERY FEMALE DOG IN HEAT SHALL BE CONFINED IN A BUILDING OR OTHER ENCLOSURE IN SUCH A MANNER THAT SUCH FEMALE DOG CANNOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANOTHER ANIMAL EXCEPT FOR PLANNED BREEDING.

SECTION 2-5-22: AND 2-5-23: ANIMALS CREATING NUISANCES

THE OWNER OF ANY ANIMAL WHICH HABITUALLY BARKS, WHINES, HOWLS, OR RUNS AFTER PERSONS OR VEHICLES, OR WHICH DESTROYS OR DAMAGES ANY PROPERTY OF ANOTHER PERSON, OR WHICH CAUSES SERIOUS ANNOYANCE TO A NEIGHBORING RESIDENCE AND INTERFERES WITH REASONABLE USE AND ENJOYMENT OF HIS PROPERTY, OR WHICH IS OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE SO AS TO CREATE A NUISANCE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE COMMITTING AN ACT IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER.

SECTION 2-5-20: VICIOUS ANIMALS

THE OWNER OF ANY VICIOUS ANIMAL WHICH IS NOT CONFINED IN A BUILDING OR SECURE ENCLOSURE OR ANY PERSON WHO SHALL RELEASE EITHER WILLFULLY OR THROUGH A FAILURE TO EXERCISE DUE CARE OF CONTROL OR TAKES SUCH ANIMAL OUT OF SUCH BUILDING OR SECURE ENCLOSURE IN SUCH A MANNER WHICH IS LILELY TO CAUSE INJURE TO ANOTHER PERSON SHALL BE IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER, AND SAID ANIMAL SHALL BE PERMANENTLY CONFINED OR HUMANELY DESTROYED.

SECTION 2-5-12: CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

WHOEVER WILLFULLY OR MALICIOUSLY KILLS, ABUSES, MAIMS OR DISFIGURES ANY ANIMAL OR WILLFULLY OR MALICIOUSLY ADMINISTERS POISON TO ANY ANIMAL OR EXPOSES ANY POISONOUS SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT THAT THE SAME SHALL BE TAKEN AND SWALLOWED BY SUCH ANIMAL SHALL BE IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER. WHOEVER OVERLOADS, OVERDRIVES, TORTURES, TORMENTS, OR DEPRIVES AN ANIMAL OF NECESSARY SUSTENANCE OR SHELTER OR BEATS, MUTILATES, OR KILLS ANY ANIMAL OR CAUSES THE SAME TO BE DONE, OR CARRIES IN OR UPON VEHICLES OR OTHERWISE ANY ANIMAL IN A CRUEL OR INHUMAN MANNER SHALL BE DEEMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER. WHOEVER CONFINES ANY ANIMAL AND FAILS TO SUPPLY SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF WHOLESOME FOOD AND WATER, OR WHO KEEPS ANY ANIMAL IN ANY ENCLOSURE WITHOUT EXERCISE AND CHANCE OF AIR, OR ABANDONS ANY ANIMAL TO DIE SHALL BE DEEMED IN VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER.

SECTION 2-5-13: ABANDONMENT OF ANY DOMESTIC ANIMAL

IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO ABANDON ANY DOMESTIC ANIMAL.

SECTION 2-5-8: INTERFERENCE WITH ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO INTERFERE WITH ANY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER OR ATTEMPT TO TAKE ANY ANIMAL FROM ANY VEHICLE USED TO TRANSPORT ANIMALS, OR TO TAKE OR ATTEMPT TO TAKE ANY ANIMAL FROM THE ANIMAL CONTROL IMPOUNDING AREAS.

SECTION 2-5-25: RABIES INOCULATION

STATE LAW AND COUNTY ORDINANCE REQUIRES THAT ALL DOGS AND CATS BE VACCINATED FOR RABIES AND WEAR THE TAG.