§ 93.04  ANIMAL CARE.
   (A)   Provision of care. No owner or person having custody of such animal shall fail to provide his or her animal with sufficient and wholesome food and water, protection from the weather and reasonable care, including veterinary treatment, as may be necessary to prevent suffering. This division shall also apply to animals kept at an animal shelter operated by Animal Control, a humane society or by anyone in the town.
   (B)   Classification of a kennel. Any more than two animals per residence will constitute the need for a kennel. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain a kennel at a residence or in a residential area. Kennels are permitted in certain circumstances by the Hancock County Zoning Ordinance and anyone desiring to maintain a kennel operation will need to receive the necessary permits for the Hancock County Board of Zoning Appeals. The user fee for a kennel is $100. A kennel must comply with Federal Register 9 (CFR Part 2) February 15, 1991, Animal Welfare.
   (C)   Ill treatment. No person shall beat, cruelly ill treat, torment, overload, overwork or otherwise abuse an animal or cause, instigate or permit a dogfight, cockfight, bullfight or other combat between animals and humans.
   (D)   Abandonment. It shall be unlawful for any owner or person having custody of such animal of any dog, cat or other animal to abandon the same within the town.
   (E)   Public disposal of poison liable to be possibly consumed by animals.  It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or deposit any poisonous substance in any area of the roads, parks, common yards or other places, whether public or private, within the town so that the same shall be liable to be consumed by any animal.
(Ord. 070196B, passed 7-1-96; Ord. 20170107, passed 1-7-17)  Penalty, see § 93.99