(a) In this section, POISONOUS SUBSTANCE means any chemical or synthetic substance or bait, including but not limited to antifreeze, that is deemed harmful to domestic animals.
(b) A person commits an offense if he knowingly places a poisonous substance so that it is accessible to a domestic animal.
(c) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (b) that the poisonous substance was placed:
(1) pursuant to an animal control program under the direction of the director, the city public health officer, or the city environmental health officer; or
(2) to control common rodents such as rats and mice. (Ord. 27250)