§ 90.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   If any person, being the owner or keeper of a dog or animal respecting which an order of abatement has been issued, shall fail or refuse to abate the nuisance as ordered, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by a fine not exceeding $50 or by imprisonment of not more than 30 days.
   (B)   In addition, enforcement of this chapter may be by injunction, restraining order, or order of abatement in a court of competent jurisdiction, as provided by G.S. § 160-A175(d) and (e).
   (C)   (1)   The violation of any provision of § 90.04 shall subject the offender to a civil penalty in the amount of $50 to be recovered by the village. Violators shall be issued a written citation, which must be paid within 72 hours.
      (2)   Each day continuing violation of § 90.04 shall be a separate and distinctly different offense.
      (3)   Notwithstanding division (C)(1) above, this provision may also be enforced by appropriate equitable remedies issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction or by criminal penalties as provided in G.S. § 14-4.
(2002 Code, Ch. 81, § 81.99)