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The purposes of this subchapter are to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the city by addressing the public nuisance caused by vicious and dangerous dogs and to ensure that all animals receive adequate care. This subchapter is intended to supplement and not supplant the provisions contained in Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 22-339 et seq., regarding domestic animals. The Animal Control Officer shall have the discretion as to whether to proceed pursuant to state or local law.
(Ord. passed 11-22-1999; Ord. passed 7-8-2016)