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(A) In addition to, or in lieu of, impounding an animal, the Animal Control Officer or any police officer may issue to the owner of such animal a citation of violation. In the event the party charged desires to enter a plea of not guilty, such person may obtain a trial setting from the clerk of the municipal court. Persons charged with a violation may, after entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, pay a fine in the amount determined by the court for such violation, to the clerk of the municipal court within ten days. Persons found guilty in municipal court of violation of this chapter shall be fined not less than $100 and not more than $2,000 for each violation and each and every day shall constitute a separate violation.
(B) Whenever any premises where animals are kept are in an unsanitary or unsafe condition or the facilities are not in keeping with the provisions of this chapter, the city health authority may by written notice to the person owning or in control of such premises order the abatement of the conditions, which are not in accordance with this chapter. Failure to comply with such order shall, in addition to any criminal proceedings, be grounds for and entitle the city to obtain relief by injunction.
(Ord. 599, passed 9-6-2005)