Pet ownership is a privilege, not a right of all people.
Owning a pet means providing adequate care and treatment.
Owning a pet also means protecting your pet from dangers in the community and in return, ensuring that your pet does not cause trouble in your neighborhood.
For the safety of your pet, your neighbors, and your family, there are many pet-related laws with which you must familiarize yourself.
An Animal Control Officer is charged with enforcing the animal related laws. Violation of these laws constitutes a misdemeanor, with penalties ranging from small fines to imprisonment.
Outlined here are some frequently asked questions that may help you understand some things about Animal Control, County Ordinances and State Laws regarding your pets and animals in general.