§ 92.40  DUTIES OF ANIMAL CONTROL DIVISION.
   The Animal Control Division shall be charged with the responsibility of:
   (A)   Enforcing in Person County all state or county laws, ordinances and resolutions relating to dogs and cats or the care, custody and control of animals;
   (B)   Cooperating with the Health Director and assisting in the enforcement of the laws of the state with regard to animals and especially with regard to vaccination of dogs and cats against rabies, and the confinement or leashing of dangerous and potentially dangerous animals (without limiting the foregoing), reference is particularly made to the state laws as set out and contained in the North Carolina General Statutes;
   (C)   Investigating cruelty or animal abuse with regard to dogs, cats and other animals;
   (D)   Making such canvasses of the county, including the homes in the county, as it deems necessary for the purpose of ascertaining that all dogs and cats are duly and properly listed for license purposes, and that all dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies;
   (E)   Operating pursuant to policies of the Board of County Commissioners;
   (F)   Maintaining a reference file for license fees, vaccination and sterilization purposes, all in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the policies of the Board of County Commissioners;
   (G)   Giving every person a proof of rabies vaccination card at the time of redemption or adoption of a dog or cat not vaccinated if it is four months of age or older. The card will be completed by the veterinarian who vaccinates the dog or cat and returned to the animal shelter by the owner. Reference files will be maintained in connection therewith, all in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the policies of the Board of County Commissioners.
(Ord. passed 4-5-93; Am. Ord. passed 3-11-13; Am. Ord. passed 3-9-15)