Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cerritos CA


Chapter 8.04
ANIMALS AND FOWL

Sections:
8.04.010    Ordinance adopted.
8.04.020    References.
8.04.030    Amendments.
8.04.040    Fees.
8.04.050    Voluntary registration of cats.
8.04.060    Penalty for violation.

8.04.010 Ordinance adopted.

Subject to the additions, deletions and amendments specified herein, the rules, regulations, provisions and conditions set forth in Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, and any subsequent amendments to the code on this matter are expressly incorporated herein and made a part hereof as fully and for all intents and purposes as though set forth herein at length and the same shall be designated as the animal control ordinance of and for the city. (Ord. 873 § 1, 2003: Ord. 376 § 1, 1972: Ord. 297 § 1, 1971: Ord. 210 § 1, 1968)

8.04.020 References.

Whenever a reference is made in Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, to the unincorporated area of the county, such area shall be deemed to include in its true geographical location the entire area of the city. Whenever any of the following names or terms are used in this chapter or in Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, each such name or term shall be deemed and construed to have the following meanings:
“County of Los Angeles” shall mean the city, except in such instances where the county is a correct notation due to circumstances.
“Department” or “county department of animal control” shall mean that entity designated by contract and approved by the city council to act as the animal control department for the city.
“Director” shall mean the chief manager or director of the department or such person as he or she may designate.
“County animal shelter” shall mean those facilities for impoundment of animals maintained by the department.
“County auditor-controller” and “tax collector” shall mean the city manager of finance and/or business license officer unless the council designates the department to perform the functions of such offices. (Ord. 873 § 2, 2003: Ord. 210 § 2, 1968)

8.04.030 Amendments.

(a) Section 10.20.030(A) of the Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, heretofore adopted as the animal control ordinance of and for the city, is amended to read as follows:
Every person owning or having custody or control of any dog over the age of four (4) months in the city shall first obtain an annual license from the Director for each of such dogs and at the same time obtain a dog license tag, and for such license or licenses, in addition to the one dollar ($1.00) fee for the dog license tag, shall pay nineteen dollars ($19.00), a total of twenty dollars ($20.00); provided, however, that if a certificate is presented from a licensed veterinarian that the dog has been spayed or neutered, then in addition to the one dollar ($1.00) fee for the dog license tax, the additional sum of nine dollars ($9.00) shall be paid for a total of ten dollars ($10.00); provided further, that senior citizens, which for purposes of this section means persons over the age of sixty (60) years, shall pay a fee which is one-half of that provided above.
(b) Section >10.28.060 of the Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, heretofore adopted as the animal control ordinance of and for the city, is amended to read as follows:
No person shall, without first obtaining a license therefor from the Department, conduct or operate any Dog Kennel, Cat Kennel, Pet Shop, Grooming Parlor, Animal Menagerie, or Animal Exhibition, or operate as a wholesale Wild Animal Dealer, or keep any Wild Animal, except that a Wild Animal License is not required for:
(1) Canaries
(2) Chipmunks
(3) Cockatiels
(4) Finches
(5) Gopher snakes
(6) Guinea pigs
(7) Hamsters
(8) King snakes
(9) Parrots and other members of the psittacine family
(10) Turtles
(11) Tropical fish except a license is required for caribe
(12) White mice
(13) White rats
(c) Section 10.12.200 of the Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, heretofore adopted as the animal control ordinance of and for the city, is amended to read as follows:
It shall be unlawful for any person to interfere with, oppose or resist the Humane Officer, any police officer, the Health Officer, or any deputies or assistants of the Health Officer while engaged in the performance of any duty prescribed by the provisions of this Article.
(d) Section 10.32.010 of the Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, heretofore adopted as the animal control ordinance of and for the city, is amended to read as follows:
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, controlling or having in his care or custody any dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to suffer or permit such dog to be upon any public street, alley or public place, or upon any unenclosed land or property, unless such dog is upon a leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length in the hands of a person capable of controlling such dog.
(e) Section >10.40.020 of the Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, heretofore adopted as the animal control ordinance of and for the city, is amended to read as follows:
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(1) Display, sell, offer for sale, barter, or give away, any rabbits, baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl, as pets or novelties, whether or not dyed, colored, or otherwise artificially treated, unless such person provides proper brooder facilities for the care of such baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl during the time they are in the possession of such person.
This section does not prohibit any act prohibited by, or permitted by Section 5990 of the Penal Code or any other statute.
(f) For purposes of this chapter, the following sections of the Los Angeles County Code are hereby repealed:
(1) Sections 10.28.010 through 10.28.050, inclusive; and
(2) Sections 10.28.070 through 10.28.090, inclusive; and
(3) Sections 10.28.110 through 10.28.260, inclusive; and
(4) Section 10.36.250. (Ord. 873 § 3, 2003: Ord. 686 § 1, 1989: Ord. 684 § 1, 1989: Ord. 476 § 1, 1974: Ord. 210 § 3, 1968)

8.04.040 Fees.

In addition to any other fees required by this chapter, before receiving an application for the granting of any license required by this chapter, the tax collector shall require the payment of an annual license in amounts as follows:
Dog Kennel    
$30.00
Cat Kennel     
20.00
Pet Shop     
20.00
Grooming Parlor     
20.00
Animal Menagerie    
68.00
Animal Exhibition    
68.00
Wholesale Wild Animal Dealer    
30.00
Wild Animal    
10.00
(per animal), if not included in the above.
Except the tax collector may issue an animal license on a daily basis of ten dollars per day. (Ord. 873 § 5, 2003: Ord. 210 § 4, 1968)

8.04.050 Voluntary registration of cats.

(a) The director of animal control is hereby authorized to establish a voluntary cat registration system as follows:
(1) Upon payment of the fee prescribed herein, the department shall issue an identification tag to each cat owner or person having custody or control thereof for each cat, said tag to be worn at all times by the cat for which issued. Should a cat come into the custody of the director and said cat shall have attached a valid identification tag issued by the department, then the department shall within twelve working hours from the time of impounding notify the registered cat owner that said cat is in the custody of the director.
(2) A record of the name and address of the cat owner and a description of the cat, as well as the identification number assigned thereto, shall be maintained by the department on each cat registration and such other information that the director may deem proper.
(3) The registration fee shall be five dollars per cat so registered. Registration shall be valid for the life of the cat. The fee may be reduced to two dollars fifty cents if a certificate of spaying or neutering is presented upon application for registration hereunder.
(4) There shall be no charge to have the cat owner’s address change entered upon the department’s records.
(5) There shall be a fee of one dollar for the duplication of a lost cat tag.
(6) There shall be a fee of one dollar each to have the changed ownership for each cat entered upon the record.
(7) From the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section, any cat shall be deemed to be stray if found at large off the property of the owner. The director shall hold such cat for no less than the minimum time prescribed by law. Each such cat may be impounded, held and disposed of in the manner as provided under Section 10.36.010 of the Los Angeles County Code.
(8) Any person taking up any cat shall fully comply with Sections 10.36.020 and 10.36.040 of the Los Angeles County Code and any other applicable laws and/or regulations.
(9) An authorized person shall not remove from any cat any collar or harness or other device to which is attached any identification tag issued by the department hereunder or remove such tag therefrom. Unauthorized removal of such identification tag shall be subject to penalties as provided under Section 10.04.060 of the Los Angeles County Code.
(b) This section is of a voluntary nature and does not require a cat owner to purchase a tag as provided hereunder. (Ord. 873 § 6, 2003)

8.04.060 Penalty for violation.

Whoever violates any provision of this chapter or Los Angeles County Code, Title 10, Division 1, Animal Control, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, if convicted, shall be punished according to Section 1.08.020 of the Cerritos Municipal Code. (Ord. 873 § 7, 2003)

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