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(A) A person commits an offense if he owns any dog or cat over 16 weeks of age without having such dog or cat currently vaccinated against rabies.
(1) The same animal must receive a booster within the 12 month interval following the animal's initial vaccination.
(2) The same animal must be revaccinated against rabies at the recommended interval for booster vaccination as established by the vaccine manufacturer.
(B) A person commits an offense if he owns any dog or cat over 16 weeks of age without having such dog or cat currently licensed with the city and issued by the Animal Care and Control Division. City license will be valid for 12 months from October to September. The color of the city license will change from year to year for easy visual recognition. This does not apply to animals temporarily within the city for a period not to exceed 14 days.
(C) A person who owns a dog or cat commits an offense if he fails to display on such dog or cat both a current rabies vaccination tag furnished by a veterinarian and a current license tag furnished by the city.
(D) A person who owns a dog or cat commits an offense if he displays on such dog or cat a rabies or license tag issued to another animal.
(E) A person who owns any dog or cat over 16 weeks of age having such dog or cat micro-chipped, or any existing micro-chip verified by the Animal Control Manager, and micro-chip registered with a national micro-chip data base shall receive a $5 discount from the annual license fee.
(F) The Animal Control Manager may revoke or deny the license of a cat or dog issued to any person who has been convicted in any duly authorized court of jurisdiction in the state, or resides with any person so convicted of any of the following:
(1) Cruelty to animals as defined in the Tex. Penal Code § 42.09, inhumane treatment, or negligence to an animal; or
(2) Conviction of four or more separate and distinct violations of an animal control ordinance of a municipality in the state within any 12 month period.
(G) A person denied such a registration may appeal the refusal as set out in § 90.20.
(H) Each animal in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.
(Ord. OR-1787-10, passed 10-11-10; Am. Ord. OR-2143-19, passed 8-26-19)