Paraphrased Excerpts

  • Every person who owns, possesses, or harbors or keeps a dog or cat over three months old shall have and keep such dog or cat inoculated against rabies. The vaccination should be administered annually and given by a licensed veterinarian.
  • It is unlawful for any dog, cat, domesticated livestock, or any other owned animal to run at large upon the streets, alleys, or other public or private property not your own unless restrained by a leash or lead.
  • All domesticated animals must be securely confined to your property.

Violations & Fines

Violations of any of the above laws may result in your animal being impounded, or charges being filed against you, or both.

Fines from charges filed in court can be as much as $100 plus court costs for each count on each charge.


Animals impounded at the shelter have to be reclaimed by their owners after paying an impound fine and a daily care fee.