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Brown County Animal Control Ordinance amendments

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Brown County Animal Control Ordinance (now Ordinance No. 71812-14) was amended by the Board of Commissioners of Brown County, Ind., in open meeting on July 18, 2012. The following amendments concerning offenses and fines were added to the ordinance:

A new Chapter III, Section 1 was added, stating:

CHAPTER  III. Pet Identification, Dog Tax & Immunization

SECTION 1. Pet Identification

A. A person who owns a dog or cat shall provide for the identification of his or her ownership by either a tag affixed to a collar or harness worn by the dog or cat or a microchip designed to enable the owner to be contacted embedded within the dog or cat. The tag shall contain current contact information for the owner including, at minimum, the owner's name, the owner's home telephone number and a secondary telephone number.

B. A person who violates this section commits a class C ordinance violation.

A. A person who owns a dog or cat shall provide for the identification of his or her ownership by either a tag affixed to a collar or harness worn by the dog or cat or a microchip designed to enable the owner to be contacted embedded within the dog or cat. The tag shall contain current contact information for the owner including, at minimum, the owner's name, the owner's home telephone number and a secondary telephone number.

B. A person who violates this section commits a class C ordinance violation.

A new Chapter VIII was added, stating:

CHAPTER VIII. Breeder's License

SECTION 1. License Required

A. Any person not subject to Chapter VII, above, who possesses a dog or cat with the intent to produce from that dog or cat four or more litters per residence per year for distribution by sale or gift must possess at the residence, location or other facility where the litters are to be produced a Breeder's License from the Brown County Animal Control Commission. The cost of a Breeder's License shall be $100 per residence, location or other facility, which fee shall be deposited into the Animal Management Fund.

B. Failure to obtain a Breeder's License if required to do so by this Chapter is a Class B violation of this Ordinance.

SECTION 2. Consent to Inspection

As a condition of obtaining or keeping a Breeder's License, the licensee shall allow any Animal Control Officer, who shall give the licensee prior notice, to inspect all animals described in Section 1 A, above, their veterinary records and the facilities and equipment used to provide for their care at any reasonable time.

SECTION 3. Assistance to Animal Control

The licensee and his or her agents and employees, shall render such reasonable assistance to the Animal Control Officer engaged in such inspection as may be required to enable the officer to perform his or her duties. The licensee shall furnish the facilities and assistance necessary to restrain domestic animals in order that the inspection may be accomplished. The licensee shall furnish the facilities necessary to allow the officer to conduct any necessary tests and fill out all papers and forms required in the discharge of his or her duties.

SECTION 4. Revocation of License

Refusal to permit or assist with an inspection or interference with such an inspection shall result in the immediate revocation of all Breeder's Licenses held by the licensee.

The entire amended ordinance, including the above amendments, will become effective upon recording and being published twice in this newspaper. Persons wishing to review or obtain a copy of the amended ordinance may do so between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Brown County Auditor's Office, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane, Nashville, IN.

Board of Commissioners

Brown County, Indiana

12-203 8/1, 8/8/2012  31574439

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