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It shall be unlawful for any person to inhumanly treat any animal or to be guilty of cruelty to any animal, which inhuman treatment or cruelty shall, but not by way of limitation, consist of the following specified acts:
(A) By overloading, overdriving, overworking, cruelly beating, torturing, tormenting, mutilating or cruelly killing any animal or causing or knowingly allowing the same to be done.
(B) By cruelly working an old, maimed, infirm, sick or disabled animal, or causing or knowingly allowing the same to be done.
(C) By unnecessarily failing to provide any animal in his charge or custody, as owner or otherwise, with proper food, drink, shelter and air.
(D) By abandoning any animal.
(E) By driving, or causing to be driven or kept, any animal in an unnecessarily cruel manner.
(F) By carrying, or causing to be carried, or keeping or causing to be kept, any animal bound or tied by its legs, or bound down by the neck, or so that it cannot freely stand in an upright position while being transported or by carrying, or causing to be carried or keeping or causing to be kept, any animal in a crate or cage so constructed as to permit such animal to push its head between the slats, wires or other openings of such crate or cage, unless the spaces between such slats or wires are also sufficient to permit such animal to freely withdraw its head therefrom. (Ord. 87-O-48, 11-23-1987)