§ 5-14. Trapping of dogs and cats.  

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  • (a)

    Trapping of dogs and cats shall be conducted in a humane manner and shall comply with the following minimum standards:


    Traps shall be in good condition in that they will not cause any bodily injury to the trapped animal and a trapped animal shall have access to adequate food, water, and shelter.


    Use of poisons, poisoned substances or stupefying substances in a trap shall be prohibited.


    All traps shall be plainly identified with the name, telephone number, address, and Department-issued trapping license number of the owner of the trap, if applicable.


    All traps shall be inspected daily, and no animal shall remain in a trap for longer than twelve (12) hours.


    Traps shall be removed in the event of a hurricane warning or tropical storm warning.


    All animals that have been trapped shall be brought to the Department, a County-approved animal rescue organization, or a licensed veterinarian for proper disposition.


    It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb the trap of another.


    The Department may provide traps for rent for private, noncommercial use. In that event, the Department may collect a rental fee and may also collect a deposit that shall be refunded upon return of the trap. The amount of the rental fee and the deposit shall be established by implementing order approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

(Ord. No. 08-10, § 1, 1-22-08)