It shall be unlawful for any person to tease, bait, molest, torture, deprive of necessary sustenance, cruelly beat, needlessly mutilate or kill, wound, injure, poison, abandon or subject to conditions detrimental to its health or general welfare any animal, or to cause or procure such action. The words "torture," "torment" or "cruelty" shall be held to include every act, omission or neglect whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death is caused or permitted, but such terms shall not be construed to prohibit lawful shooting of birds, deer and other game for human food, nor to prohibit the Animal Control Division or their agents or veterinarians from destroying dangerous, unwanted or injured animals in a humane manner.
(Ord. passed 4-5-93; Am. Ord. passed 3-11-13; Am. Ord. passed 3-9-15)  Penalty, see § 92.99