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SEC. 7-3.4.   UNLAWFUL PLACEMENT OF POISONOUS SUBSTANCES.
   (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)