Chapter 6.15


6.15.010    Livestock at large.

6.15.020    Violation – Penalty.

6.15.030    Impoundment.

6.15.040    Costs.

6.15.050    Sale of animal.

6.15.010 Livestock at large.

From and after the taking effect of this chapter it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to permit or suffer any cattle, horses, swine or sheep to escape from their premises onto or at large upon the streets, sidewalks or alleys of the city of Forks, or upon any property therein not that of the owner. (Ord. 9 § 1, 1946)

6.15.020 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating the terms and provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not in excess of $100.00, or, in the case of an individual, imprisoned for a period not in excess of 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 9 § 2, 1946)

6.15.030 Impoundment.

In addition to the penalty hereinbefore set forth, it shall be lawful for and is the duty of the city marshal, upon the direction of the mayor, to take up and impound any animal herein described and hold the same in restraint. (Ord. 9 § 3, 1946)

6.15.040 Costs.

Before surrendering the possession of any such animal so impounded, the city marshal shall demand and receive from the owner thereof, if he be known, the cost of impounding, feeding and keeping such animal. (Ord. 9 § 4, 1946)

6.15.050 Sale of animal.

If the owner thereof shall not be known and his identity and whereabouts cannot after reasonable search be determined, then after two weekly publications in the Forks Forum and after the expiration of two weeks from the date of impounding, whether such notice be given personally or by publication, the city marshal shall be authorized and empowered to sell such animal at public sale to the highest and best bidder and to deposit the avails of such sale in the city treasury. (Ord. 9 § 5, 1946)