Each day of a violation shall be deemed a separate and complete offense. The phrase “with criminal negligence interrupts, disrupts, impedes, or otherwise interferes with” shall have the same meaning as in section 38.15 of the Texas Penal Code and the decisions interpreting said law. 2.01.010 - Kennels A person commits an offense if the person owns, leases, keeps, possesses, or maintains a kennel which does not meet the following requirements:(1) Kennels shall be operated only in commercial 2 “C2” or light industrial “LI” zones; or in open agriculture “AO” or heavy industrial “HI” zones with a special permit issued by the city’s animal control division.(2) Kennels shall be more than three hundred (300) feet from any residence or habitation for human beings (other than the residence of the owner, lessor, keeper, or possessor of such kennel). (5) The parcel of land and shelter where such animal(s) is/are kept shall not be nearer than 100 feet to any building occupied by any person, measured in a straight line at the two closest points.
An offense under this section is a class B misdemeanor. The foregoing distance requirement shall be determined by measuring in a straight line between the two (2) closest points.(3) No kennels shall be grandfathered in.(Ordinance O-08-06, sec. 2.02.001 - Running at large; restraint(a) A person commits an offense if the person in possession of any animal, including, but not limited to, a dog, cat, horse, mule, jack, jenny, cow, sheep, fowl, reptile, pig, or rabbit allows or permits the animal to run at large.(b) A person in possession of a dog, cat, horse, mule, jack, jenny, cow, sheep, fowl, reptile, or pig commits an offense if such person does not restrain the dog, cat, horse, mule, jack, jenny, cow, sheep, fowl, reptile, pig, or rabbit by some physical means (fence, rope, leash or chain) at all times, on or off the premises of the person in possession thereof.(c) A person in possession of an animal commits an offense if such person transports the animal in any open motor vehicle without securing the animal by a rope, leash, chain, carrier, or other device which will prevent the animal from escaping the vehicle or being ejected from the vehicle.(d) The animal control officer(s) has the right to pursue and apprehend animals running at large onto private property while enforcing the provisions of this chapter. 215.026; restraint, impoundment and disposition of dogs and cats, V. (6) A suitable method shall be provided to rapidly eliminate excess water from the parcel of land where the animal(s) is/are kept.
The applicant must complete a written application which will be prepared and revised from time to time, by the animal control officer(s) or his/her designee.
Such creatures shall include, but are not limited to, all forms of poisonous reptiles, and nonpoisonous snakes which exceed a length of six (6) feet when mature, and nonhuman primates.
Nonpoisonous snakes which will exceed six (6) feet in length when mature shall not be sold or imported within the city limits. 2.05.035 - Hybrid animals A person commits an offense if the person in possession of any hybrid animal, (any offspring of two animals of different species) other than a mule (in appropriate zones) within the city limits.
The applicant shall be a competent adult 18 years of age or older.(Ordinance O-08-06, sec. 2.05.001 - Wild animals prohibited A person commits an offense if the person keeps or harbors any wild animal or reptile.
For the purposes of this chapter, a wild animal means a species, including each individual of a species, that normally lives in a state of nature and is not ordinarily domesticated; or which, because of its size, vicious nature and other characteristics, would constitute a danger to human life or property greater than posed by domestic livestock or other animals permitted under this chapter.
The applicant shall not have been convicted of any offense under this chapter or any law relating to animals, protection of animals, or the keeping of dangerous animals, within one (1) year from the date the application is submitted nor shall the applicant have had a license revoked under this chapter within one (1) year from the date the application is submitted.(4) No grounds for revocation of license exist.
No facts or circumstances exist which would provide grounds for revocation of the license under this chapter, pursuant to section 2.03.004, at or prior to the time the license is issued.(5) Payment of license fee.
The applicant has paid the license fee then required by the city.
The license fee shall be established by the animal control officer, from time to time, with the concurrence of the mayor.(6) Competent adult.
(6) No fowl shall be grandfathered in.(Ordinance O-08-06, sec. A person who is given such notice commits an offense if the person fails to comply with the order and directive of the animal control officer(s) by abating the disturbance and its reoccurrence. 8, adopted 9/16/08)VACCINATION AND LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS*Sec.
6, adopted 9/16/08)State law reference–Authority of municipality to prohibit or otherwise regulate the keeping of livestock and swine, V. 2.03.001 - Required Any person in possession of a dog or cat that is four (4) months or older shall:(1) Have the dog or cat vaccinated against rabies not less often than every twelve (12) months.(2) Present a certificate from a veterinarian certifying such vaccination to the animal control unit.(3) Obtain a license for keeping the dog or cat in the city from the animal control unit.(4) Renew the license annually, prior to its expiration.(5) Dogs and cats must wear collars or harness with rabies and city license tags attached thereto at all times.
(4) The fowl must have access to shelter as required by section 2.06.001(b) of this chapter and such shelter shall be thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis; and shall be no closer than 25 feet, measured in a straight line at the two closest points, to any building where people live. At the discretion of the animal control officer(s), notice shall be given to the person in possession of an animal that makes noise which unreasonably disturbs the public peace.