(a)   No person owning, keeping or harboring any animal, livestock or poultry shall abandon such animal, livestock or poultry.
   (b)   No person shall maliciously, or willfully and without the consent of the owner, kill or injure a farm animal, dog, cat or other domestic animal that is the property of another. This section does not apply to police officers of the City or a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity.
   (c)   The hunting and trapping of animals, livestock or poultry within the Municipality is prohibited.
   (d)   No person shall maliciously or willfully administer poison, except a licensed veterinarian acting in such capacity, to a farm animal, dog, cat, poultry or other domesticated animal that is the property of another; or leave it where it may be easily found and eaten by any such animals, either upon his lands or the lands of another.
   (e)   No person shall:
      (1)   Torture an animal, deprive one of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat, needlessly mutilate or kill or impound or confine an animal without supplying it during such confinement with a sufficient quantity of good wholesome food and water;
      (2)   Impound or confine an animal without affording it, during such confinement, access to shelter from wind, rain, snow or excessive direct sunlight if it can be reasonably expected that the animal would otherwise become sick or in some other way suffer. This subsection (e)(2) does not apply to animals impounded or confined prior to slaughter. For the purpose of this section, “shelter” means a manmade enclosure, windbreak, sunshade or natural windbreak or sunshade that is developed from the earth's contour, tree development or vegetation;
      (3)   Carry or convey an animal in a cruel or inhumane manner;
      (4)   Keep animals other than cattle, poultry or fowl, swine, sheep or goats in an enclosure without wholesome exercise and change of air, nor feed cows on food that produces impure or unwholesome milk;
      (5)   Detain livestock in railroad cars or compartments longer than twenty-eight hours after they are so placed without supplying them with necessary food, water and attention, nor permit such livestock to be so crowded as to overlie, crush, wound or kill each other;
   (f)   Upon the written request of the owner or person in custody of any particular shipment of livestock, which written request shall be separate and apart from any printed bill of lading or other railroad form, the length of time in which such livestock may be detained in any cars or compartments without food, water and attention may be extended to thirty-six hours without penalty therefor. This section does not prevent the dehorning of cattle.
(Ord. 10-86. Passed 5-19-86; Ord. 13-17. Passed 6-19-17)