Sec. 6-6 – Cruelty to Animals

Any act, omission or neglect whereby unjustified physical pain, suffering or death of an animal caused or permitted shall be cruelty to animals. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, whoever does any of the following shall be guilty of cruelty to animals:

Overloads, overdrives, overworks, tortures, torments, poisons, ill-treats, deprives of necessary sustenance, shelter or ventilation, inflicts unnecessary pain or suffering upon any animal or causes the same to be done;
Drives or works an animal when it is unfit for labor;
Abandons or fails to provide proper treatment for a maimed, diseased, disabled or infirm animal;
Carries or causes an animal to be confined or cared in any vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel manner;
Knowingly or willfully authorizes or permits any animal to be abandoned or to unnecessary suffering, torture or cruelty of any kind;
Exhibits, keeps or displays an animal without providing it with access to an area shaded from the sun;
Causes, encourages or allows any animal to attack, fight or harm another animal either as owner or otherwise; or
Robs or destroys nests of wild fowl or animal;
provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the trapping and elimination of rats, mice, bugs or other household pests or, with prior written approval of the chief of police or his designated representative, the trapping or destruction of birds, squirrels or other animals on specific premises where they are inflicting damages or have become a health hazard.

(Code 1983, § 6-2-5; Ord. of 10-13-1992)

Posted in City Ordinance.