At a minimum, an owner, keeper or temporary owner of an animal is required to provide their animals with humane care and treatment as follows:
NOTE: Shade is considered separate from shelter and an owner who does not provide shade for their outdoor pet can be cited.
If you believe that you have witnessed a violation of a Chapter 5 Ordinance (and you can do so safely), please gather some of the following items. These will help Animal Care Officers seek justice when you report an incident:
If you witness an act of cruelty, there are multiple ways you can file an anonymous report.
Find out how to report an incident.