Animal Control

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Effective June 15, 2017


Ordinance 2017-09



Section 5-10. Tethering of Animals

(a) No person shall, at any time, fasten, chain, or tie any animal or cause such animal to be fastened, chained or tied while such animal is on the animal owner's or keeper's property or on the property of the animal owner's or keeper's landlord, except as authorized by the animal control supervisor on a temporary basis for warranted exceptional circumstances.

(b) Any person in violation of this section shall pay a fine of $150 for the first occurrence, plus court costs and any impoundment fees. Any second or subsequent violation of this section shall pay a fine of $500, plus court costs and any impoundment fees.

Services


Services provided by the Animal Control Department include:
  • Capture of stray and unsupervised domestic and wild animals
  • Kennel for strays such as cats and dogs at our facility
  • Shelter and adoption services

Fees


Adoption Fees


The adoption fee is $50, with a $40 Spay/Neuter Deposit. The Spay/Neuter Deposit will be returned with submission of a spay/neuter receipt.

Animal Control Fees


  • Animal Impound Fees: $30 + $10 per day, per animal
  • Citation Fees: Range from $87 to $500

Animal Control Center