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(A) Unless otherwise specifically provided for in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to violate, or cause the violation of, any provision of this chapter. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions in this chapter shall be guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $750 or by imprisonment for not more than five days or by both such fine or imprisonment. Each separate day or part thereof during which any violation of this chapter occurs or continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable as herein provided. ('80 Code, § 6-14) (Ord. 2084, passed 9-1-82)
(B) Any violation of § 130-003 Animals At-Large or § 130-006 Unlawful Feeding or Dogs or Cats, of this chapter shall be a class 3 misdemeanor; and upon conviction for a first offense, the fine to be imposed may be up to and including $50. For each additional offense within a 12-month period, the following fines shall be mandatory:
(1) Second offense: $100.
(2) Third offense: $200.
(3) Thereafter: $300.
(C) A violation of § 130-005 is a civil offense. Any person who violates § 130-005 after receiving a warning in the previous 12 months is guilty of a civil offense and shall be fined in the amount of $50. If in the 12 months preceding a violation, the person or entity has a previous finding of responsibility for a violation of § 130-005, the fine shall be increased to $100. If in the 12 months preceding a violation, the person or entity has two or more previous findings of responsibility for a violation of § 130-005, the fine shall be increased to $200.
('80 Code, § 6-3.1) (Ord. 1953, passed 8-6-80; Ord. O2011-03, passed 3-2-11; Ord. O2016-033, passed 11-16-16; Ord. O2020-009, passed 6-17- 20)