Chapter 9.04


9.04.010    Responsibility.

9.04.020    Scope of authority of humane officers and animal control officers.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 638, 675 and 690.

9.04.010 Responsibility.

The animal control program is responsible for the enforcement of this title, and the duties of the director thereof and his officers, agents, and employees shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1)    To administer an animal control shelter and keep such records as may be required by law or contract;

(2)    To impound animals which are in violation of this title, or for the safekeeping of the animal to protect its health and welfare;

(3)    To remove and dispose of the carcass of any animal found on any public highway, street, alley, or other public place;

(4)    To quarantine animals under the direction of the county health officer;

(5)    To destroy and dispose of animals after due notice to the owner and pursuant to the procedures set forth herein;

(6)    To sell, when appropriate, impounded animals after due notice to the owner;

(7)    To enforce all provisions of this title. (Ord. 758 § 1 (part), 1987).

9.04.020 Scope of authority of humane officers and animal control officers.

Humane officers appointed pursuant to California Corporations Code 14502, who are employees of any public pound, society for prevention of cruelty to animals or humane society which has contracted with the county to provide animal control services, shall have the authority to issue notices to appear in court pursuant to Chapter 5c (commencing with Section 853.5 of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code of the state of California) for violations of state and local animal control laws. This authority is based on Section 14503 of Corporations Code. Animal control officers shall have the authority provided by state law including but not limited to that described by Penal Code Section 830.9. (Ord. 943 § 3, 2006: Ord. 758 § 1 (part), 1987).