(A)   No person transporting dogs, cats or any other animal shall confine those animals within any type of vehicle, car, truck, trailer or other carrier in a manner that places the animals in a life or health threatening situation by exposure to a prolonged period of extreme heat or cold without proper ventilation or other protection from the elements. Dogs and cats transported in open carriers must be restrained.
   (B)   In order to protect the health and safety of these dogs or cats or other animals, any animal control warden, law enforcement officer or investigator who has probable cause to believe that this section is being violated shall have authority to enter the vehicle, car, truck, trailer or carrier by any reasonable means under the circumstance after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner, transporter or driver.
(1986 Code, § 6.16.120) (Ord. 1514, passed - -1999) Penalty, see § 90.999