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Cruelty & Nuisance Info

It shall be unlawful for any person to molest, torture, torment, deprive of necessary sustenance, cruelly beat, needlessly mutilate or kill, wound injure, posion, abandon or subject to conditions detrimental to its health or general welfare of any animal or to cause or procure such action. The words TORTURED, TORMENT, or CRUELTY shall be held to include every act, omission, or neglect whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death is caused or permitted; but shall not be construed to prohibit an Animal Control Officer or veterinarian from destroying danagerous, unwanted, or injured animals in a humane manner.

If shall be unlawful for any person to keep animals under unsanitary or inhuman conditions; to fail to provide proper food and water daily, shelter from the weather, reasonably clean quarters and proper medical attention for sick, diseased or injured animals, as well as adequate inoculation against disease.

Any animal which is found to have been treated in such manner as is made unlawful by this section may be taken up and impounded by an Animal Control Officer. Redemption of such animal may be made by the owner thereof upon compliance with the requirement provided, however, the Animal Control Officer may impose such other requirements for redemption as are appropriate to assure treatment of such animal that complies with this section and civil penalties may be issued.
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