Chapter 20.24
ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY – INTERFERENCE

Sections:

20.24.010    Enforcement.

20.24.020    Interference with enforcement officer prohibited.

20.24.030    Unauthorized removal of animals.

20.24.040    Tampering with City live traps prohibited.

20.24.050    Removal of quarantined animals prohibited.

20.24.060    Furnishing false information.

20.24.010 Enforcement.

This title may be enforced by any peace officer. Additionally, a private person may lawfully detain any animal in violation of this title provided the person promptly notifies the Animal Control Officer and surrenders the animal to the Animal Control Officer in compliance with HCC 20.08.040(b). [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 15, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.24.020 Interference with enforcement officer prohibited.

No person shall interfere with, oppose or resist any peace officer or Animal Control Officer in the performance of his duties as provided in this title. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $300.00 nor more than $500.00, and the unsuspended portion of the fine shall not be less than $100.00. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 15, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.24.030 Unauthorized removal of animals.

No person may remove or release any animal from the animal shelter, animal control vehicles, municipal animal traps or from any other official custody without first obtaining permission to do so from the Animal Control Officer or any peace officer. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $300.00 nor more than $500.00, and the unsuspended portion of the fine shall not be less than $100.00. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 15, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.24.040 Tampering with City live traps prohibited.

No person may tamper with any City-owned or City-operated animal live trap. “Tampering” means removal or destruction of bait(s), tripping the door closure mechanism, obstructing the entryway so as to prevent animals from entering the trap, or the physical removal of the trap from its position. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $300.00 nor more than $500.00, and the unsuspended portion of the fine shall not be less than $100.00. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 15, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.24.050 Removal of quarantined animals prohibited.

No person may remove from the animal shelter or any veterinary hospital, or from any other place, any animal which has been quarantined without the consent of the Chief of Police or Animal Control Officer. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $300.00 nor more than $500.00, and the unsuspended portion of the fine shall not be less than $100.00. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 15, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.24.060 Furnishing false information.

No person may knowingly provide false information on any license application, adoption or disposal agreement, boarding agreement, citation, or any other official document being executed pursuant to this title. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 15, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].