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The County Commissioners of Garrett County designate and appoint the Animal Control Officer and his or her representatives and agents, law enforcement officers of town and county jurisdictions, and the County Health Officer and his or her representatives to perform those functions provided for in this chapter and designate the County Animal Shelter as the facility for housing such animals as designated by such officers.
(A) The Animal Control Officer shall have the right to enter upon any premises at all reasonable times for the purpose of discharging the duties imposed upon him or her by this chapter where there is reasonable belief that a violation of this chapter has been committed.
(B) The Animal Control Officer shall have the right to issue a citation to any owner or person found violating any provision of this chapter.
(C) The Animal Control Officer shall be authorized and empowered to enforce and administer this chapter by the Board of Garrett County Commissioners as stipulated in Md. Code, Art. 56, § 194, subtitle B by the issuance of a citation.
(Ord. —, passed 2-3-2004)