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It shall be unlawful:
A. Interference With Officer: For any person, after verbal warning, to intentionally interfere with, molest, hinder or obstruct any peace officer or any animal control officer in the lawful discharge of their duties as herein prescribed.
B. Running At Large: For the owner or person having charge, care, custody or control of any cattle, sheep, goat, horse, mule, dog or domestic fowl, to allow such animals at any time to run at large. Any animal at large shall be in violation of this subsection regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the animal and to prohibit it from running at large.
C. Retaking Animal: For anyone to take any animal out of the possession of anyone lawfully holding the same under the provisions of this chapter, either by stealth, force, fraud or to intercept or hinder any person lawfully taking up or attempting to take up such animals.
D. Abandonment: For any person to abandon or turn out at large any sick, diseased or disabled animal, but such animal shall, when rendered useless by reason of sickness or other disability, be humanely destroyed by the owner thereof and its carcass disposed of in such manner as to create no nuisance or hazard to health.
E. Harbor Stray Dogs: For any person to harbor or keep any lost or strayed dog. Whenever any dog shall be found which appears to be lost or strayed, it shall be the duty of the finder to notify the animal control officer within twenty four (24) hours, and the department shall impound the dog as herein provided.
F. Unenclosed Premises: For any person to chain, stake out or tether any dog, cattle, horse, sheep, goat, mule or domestic fowl on any unenclosed premises in such a manner that the animal may go beyond the property line, unless such person has permission of the owner of the affected property.
G. Killing Or Poisoning: For any person wilfully to kill any domestic animal not belonging to them, or to cruelly kill or administer poison to any animal or to expose any poisonous substance with the intent that it shall be taken by any such animal. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
H. Mistreating: For any person to overdrive, overload, drive when overloaded, overwork, torture, cruelly beat, mutilate or needlessly kill, or carry or transport in any vehicle or other conveyance in a cruel or inhuman manner, any animal or cause any of these acts to be done. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
I. Fail To Provide Sustenance And Protection: For any person to fail to provide any animal in his charge or custody with necessary sustenance, drink and protection from the elements, or cause any of these acts to be done. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
J. Exhibition Fighting: For any person to maintain any place where fowl or any animals are suffered to fight upon exhibition or for sport upon any wager. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
K. Intentional Exhibition: For any person to intentionally exhibit any stud, horse or bull or other animal indecently, or let any male animal to any female animal for the purpose of providing entertainment or viewing to any person. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor. (Ord. 99-09, 9-1-1999)