(a) The city shall designate , licensed peace officers or other Police Department designee for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Division F and state law and shall:
(1) Have the right to demand the exhibition of an animal and the animal license, if such a license is required by state statute or this city code;
(2) Be required to keep accurate records of the impoundment and disposition of all animals in the custody of the city;
(3) Be required to investigate reported injuries from animals, and to keep accurate records of such cases;
(4) Be required to keep accurate records of all money received and to comply with proper auditing and bookkeeping standards;
(5) Carry out prevention of duties as prescribed in this Division F, M.S. §§ 343.20 through 343.40, and M.S. Chapter 346, as they may be amended from time to time; and
(6) Perform enforcement duties as prescribed in M.S. §§ 609.226 and 609.227, and M.S. Chapter 347, as they may be amended from time to time.
(b) No shall interfere with, hinder or molest a city , licensed peace officer or Police Department designee enforcing this city code or state law. No shall seek to release any animal in the custody of a city , licensed peace officer or Police Department designee except as herein provided.
(c) For the purposes of discharging the duties imposed by this city code and in order to further the investigation of any state statute or city code violations regarding animals, city or any licensed peace officer, upon demonstration of cause, may apply for issuance of a warrant to enter premises upon which an animal is kept or harbored.
(Ord. 2010-28, passed 11-1-2010)