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(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish a city-wide program to identify and prohibit livestock, dangerous dogs, or wild animals in the city so as to preserve public health and safety, to control the running at large of dogs and cats and other animal nuisances, and to control and eradicate rabies in this city. This program shall be administered in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
(B) This is a chapter relating to the restraining, licensing, vaccination, confinement, disposition, and disposal of animals in the city and the prohibition of livestock, dangerous dogs, and wild animals. Authority for this chapter is derived from the Rabies Control Act of 1981, Tex. Health and Safety Code, Ch. 826, and the statutory authority for state municipalities to regulate dangerous dogs and dangerous wild animals found in Tex. Health and Safety Code, Ch. 822.
(Ord. 09-1013, passed 10-13-2009)