Chapter 9.16


9.16.010    State provisions adopted.

9.16.020    Exposing animals to poisons.

9.16.030    Wounding or trapping of animals.

9.16.010 State provisions adopted.

The following state statutes are adopted by reference and are applicable within the City:


9.08.030    False certificate of registration of animals – False representation as to breed.

9.08.065    Definitions.

9.08.070    Pet animals – Taking, concealing, injuring, killing, etc. – Penalty.

16.52.011    Definitions – Principles of liability.

16.52.015    Enforcement – Law enforcement agencies and animal care and control agencies.

16.52.080    Transporting or confining in unsafe manner – Penalty.

16.52.085    Removal of animals for feeding and care – Examination – Notice – Euthanasia.

16.52.090    Docking horses – Misdemeanor.

16.52.095    Cutting ears – Misdemeanor.

16.52.100    Confinement without food and water – Intervention by others.

16.52.110    Old or diseased animals at large.

16.52.165    Punishment – Conviction of misdemeanor.

16.52.180    Limitations on application of chapter.

16.52.185    Exclusions from chapter.

16.52.190    Poisoning animals – Penalty.

16.52.193    Poisoning animals – Strychnine sales – Records – Report on suspected purchases.

16.52.200    Sentences – Forfeiture of animals – Liability for costs – Penalty – Education, counseling.

16.52.207    Animal cruelty in the second degree – Penalty.

16.52.210    Destruction of animal by law enforcement officer – Immunity from liability.

16.52.340    Leave or confine any animal in unattended motor vehicle or enclosed space – Class 2 civil infraction – Officers’ authority to reasonably remove animal.

[Ord. 1643 § 1, 2016: Ord. 1604 § 14, 2014: Ord. 1145 § 1, 1995: Ord. 1036 § 15, 1993.]

9.16.020 Exposing animals to poisons.

(1) It is unlawful for a person to expose poisons or noxious substance with intent that it should be taken by a domestic animal.

(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the killing by poison of a domestic animal in a lawful and humane manner by the owner of the animal, or by a duly authorized servant or agent of such owner, or by a person acting pursuant to instructions from a duly constituted public authority.

(3) A violation of or failure to comply with this section is a misdemeanor. [Ord. 1058 § 1, 1993: Ord. 1036 § 16, 1993.]

9.16.030 Wounding or trapping of animals.

(1) It is unlawful for a person to willfully and without authority in law kill, wound, or trap an animal or bird, or remove or destroy the young of the animal or the egg of the bird, except this section shall not apply to insect, pest, and rodent control.

(2) A violation of or failure to comply with this section is a misdemeanor. [Ord. 1036 § 17, 1993.]


For additional provisions on cruelty violations to animals, see chapter 8.04 DMMC.