Animal Control Ordinances

Ordinances


§ 3 1 RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED.
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any animal or fowl under his control to run at large in the city except as permitted elsewhere in this chapter.
('89 Code, § 3-1) Penalty, see § 3-91 et seq.

§ 3 7 COMPLIANCE WITH RABIES LAW.
(A) The failure of an owner to comply with any law of the state relating to the control of rabies shall constitute a violation of this section. Specifically, but not to be construed as a limitation hereof, it shall be unlawful for an owner to fail to have each dog or cat owned by him vaccinated against rabies as required by such state law and to procure the metal tag issued upon such vaccination. Such tag shall be referred to in this chapter as the metal rabies tag.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any owner to fail to provide each dog or cat owned by him which is required by state law to be vaccinated against rabies with a collar or harness to which a currently valid metal rabies tag is securely attached.

(C) It shall be unlawful for any person to place or cause or allow to be placed on any dog or cat a metal rabies tag other than such tag duly issued with respect to such dog or cat.
('89 Code, § 3-7) (Am. Ord. passed September 21, 2010) Penalty, see § 3-91 et seq.

Statutory reference: Rabies control law, see G.S. § 130A 184 et seq.

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