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It shall be unlawful:
A. Interference With Officer: For any person, after verbal warning, to intentionally interfere with, molest, hinder or obstruct any peace officer or any animal control officer in the lawful discharge of their duties as herein prescribed.
B. Animals At Large:
1. For the owner or custodian of any animal, other than domestic cats, to allow such animals at any time to run at large. The owner or person charged with responsibility for an animal found running at large shall be strictly liable for a violation of this subsection, regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the animal and regardless of whether or not they know that the animal is running at large.
2. For cattle, horses, mules, sheep, goats or swine to be allowed to run at large, or to be picketed or staked out upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the limits of this city, and all such animals so found may be impounded.
C. Animals On Unenclosed Premises: For any person to chain, stake out or tether any animal on any unenclosed premises in such a manner that the animal may go beyond the property line unless such person has permission of the owner of the affected property.
D. Retaking Animal: For anyone to take any animal out of the possession of anyone lawfully holding the same under the provisions of this chapter, either by stealth, force, fraud or to intercept or hinder any person lawfully taking up or attempting to take up such animals.
E. Disposal Of Waste: For the owner or custodian of an animal to permit the animal to defecate upon a public street, sidewalk, park or other area, or upon the property of another unless the owner or custodian promptly removes and properly disposes of all animal waste that results.
F. Abandonment: For any person to abandon or turn out at large any sick, diseased or disabled animal, but such animal shall, when rendered useless by reason of sickness or other disability, be killed by the owner thereof and its carcass disposed of in such manner as to create no nuisance or hazard to health.
G. Trespassing Animals And Fowl: For any owner or caretaker of any domestic fowl or animal to permit such fowl or animal to trespass upon the premises of another person.
H. Killing Or Poisoning: For any person willfully to kill any domestic animal not belonging to them, or to administer poison to any such animal or to expose any poisonous substance with the intent that it shall be taken by any such animal.
I. Dead Animals; Disposal: For the owner of any animal or fowl that has died or been killed to fail to remove or bury the carcass of such animal within ten (10) hours after its death. No horse, cow, ox or other animal shall be buried within the closely inhabited portions of this city. A violation of this subsection is an infraction.
J. Diseased Animals:
1. For any person to bring into the city for sale or have in his possession with intent to sell or offer for sale, any animal which has a communicable disease or which has been exposed to or which is liable to carry infection from a communicable disease.
2. For any person to bring into the city for sale or to sell, or offer for sale, any cattle, sheep, swine, fish, game, fowl or poultry which is diseased, unsound, and unwholesome or which for any other reason is unfit for human food.
K. Mistreating: For any person to overdrive, overload, drive when overloaded, overwork, torture, cruelly beat, mutilate or needlessly kill, or carry or transport in any vehicle or other conveyance in a cruel or inhuman manner, any animal or cause any of these acts to be done. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
L. Fail To Provide Sustenance And Protection: For any person to fail to provide any animal in his charge or custody with necessary sustenance, drink and protection from the elements, or cause any of these acts to be done. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
M. Cruelty: For any person to engage or take part in any act or behavior considered cruelty to animals, or to cause any such act or behavior to be done. Cruelty to animals shall consist of those acts designated in Utah Code Annotated section 76-9-301, together with injurious hobbling and malicious impounding. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a crime as classified in Utah Code Annotated section 76-9-301.
N. Intentional Exhibition: For any person to intentionally exhibit any stud, horse or bull or other animal indecently, or let any male animal to any female animal for the purpose of providing entertainment or viewing to any person.
O. Wild Animals: For any person to sell, offer for sale, barter, give away, keep or purchase any wild animal which is not domesticated, or an animal belonging to an endangered species, except for the animal shelter, a zoological park, veterinary hospital, circus, sideshow, amusement show or facility for education or scientific purposes if protective devices adequate to prevent such animal from escaping or injuring the public are provided.
P. Vicious Animals: For any person to own and possess a vicious animal, as defined in Section 5-1-8 of this chapter.
Q. Exhibition Fighting:
1. For any person to maintain any place where fowl or any animals are suffered to fight upon exhibition or for sport upon any wager. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
2. For any person to raise, keep or use any animal, fowl or bird for the purpose of fighting or baiting; and for any person to be a party to or to be present as a spectator at any such fighting or baiting of any animal or fowl. Any person who does so, directly or indirectly, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
3. Law enforcement officers or animal control officials may enter any building or place where there is an exhibition of the fighting or baiting of live animals, or where preparations are being made for such an exhibition. The law enforcement officers may arrest persons there present and take possession of all animals engaged in fighting, along with all implements or applications used in such an exhibition. This provision shall not be interpreted to authorize search or arrest without a warrant when such is required by law. (Ord. 2015.04, 6-11-2015; amd. Ord. 2020.12, 6-11-2020)