A.   Cruelty: It is unlawful for any person to wilfully or maliciously overdrive, overload, torture, destroy or kill, or cruelly beat or injure, maim or mutilate, any animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to himself or to another, or deprive any such animal of necessary food, drink or shelter or to wilfully instigate, engage in or in any way further any act of cruelty to any animal. (Ord. 2-20-07B, 2-20-2007)
   B.   Poisoning: It is unlawful for a person wilfully to poison any dog or other animal or knowingly to expose poison so that the same may be taken by such an animal. (1984 Code § 4-141; amd. 2002 Code)
   C.   Encouraging Animals To Fight: It is unlawful for any person to instigate or encourage a fight between animals; or to encourage one animal to attack, pursue or annoy another animal; or to keep a house, pit or other place used for fights between animals. (1984 Code § 4-142; amd. 2002 Code)