City of Tomball, Texas Code of Ordinances

By Raenh · May 21, 2018 ·
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    Published 2014
    Chapter 8 ANIMALS
    ARTICLE I. ‐ IN GENERAL
    ARTICLE II. ‐ DOGS AND CATS
    ARTICLE III. ‐ LIVESTOCK
    ARTICLE IV. ‐ FOWL
    ARTICLE V. ‐ IMPOUNDMENT OF LIVESTOCK AND FOWL
    ARTICLE VI. ‐ KENNELS

    FOOTNOTE(S): --- (1) --- State Law reference— Livestock, V.T.C.A., Agriculture Code ch. 141 et seq.; health and safety of animals, V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code ch. 821 et seq. (Back)

    Pages 134-136 or Pages 85-87 of published
    Code of Ordinances

    ARTICLE IV. FOWL
    Sec. 8-151. Definitions.
    Sec. 8-152. Running at large.
    Sec. 8-153. Keeping restricted.
    Secs. 8-154—8-174. Reserved.

    Sec. 8-151. Definitions.
    The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Fowl means and includes chickens, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks or pigeons and other similar birds.
    (Code 1978, § 4-59; Code 1993, § 10-121)

    Sec. 8-152. Running at large.
    It shall be unlawful for any person raising or keeping any fowl to permit or allow the same to run at large or to be at large upon the public streets, alleyways or public grounds of the city. Any fowl upon public streets, alleyways or public grounds of the city shall be considered a public nuisance and to be at large in violation of this section.
    (Code 1978, § 4-60; Code 1993, § 10-122)

    Sec. 8-153. Keeping restricted.
    It shall be the duty of every person raising or keeping more than the number of ten fowl to keep them in a pen, coop or enclosure, and the same shall be kept in a sanitary condition, and shall also be kept in such a manner as will be reasonably calculated not to become offensive to adjacent neighbors or to the public.
    (Code 1978, § 4-61; Code 1993, § 10-123)

    Secs. 8-154—8-174. Reserved.

    ARTICLE V. IMPOUNDMENT OF LIVESTOCK AND FOWL
    Sec. 8-175. Authority.
    Sec. 8-176. Right of entry.
    Sec. 8-177. Notice.
    Sec. 8-178. Right to redeem.
    Sec. 8-179. Time for redemption.
    Sec. 8-180. Disposition of funds.
    Secs. 8-181—8-200. Reserved.

    Sec. 8-175. Authority.
    Any livestock or fowl found in violation of the provisions of this chapter may be seized and impounded by designated agents of the city, whether such animal or fowl shall be in the immediate presence of its owner or custodian or otherwise.
    (Code 1978, § 4-73; Code 1993, § 10-146)

    Sec. 8-176. Right of entry.
    Any officer or designated agent of the city charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter is hereby authorized to enter upon any unfenced lot, tract or parcel of land for the purpose of seizing and impounding any animal or fowl found thereon in violation of the provisions of this chapter.
    (Code 1978, § 4-74; Code 1993, § 10-147)

    Sec. 8-177. Notice.
    Upon the impoundment of any animal or fowl under the provisions of this article, proper notice thereof shall be given the owner or keeper of such animal or fowl by mail, publication or posting such notice at the city hall.
    (Code 1978, § 4-75; Code 1993, § 10-148)

    Sec. 8-178. Right to redeem.
    The owner of any animal or fowl which has been impounded under the provisions of this article shall have the right to redeem the same upon the payment of any and all fees which may be due and payable for the impoundment of such animal; provided, however, the payment of such impoundment fees shall not bar the imposition of any fine which may be imposed for the violation of this chapter.
    (Code 1978, § 4-76; Code 1993, § 10-149)

    Sec. 8-179. Time for redemption.
    All impounded dogs and cats shall be redeemed within three days after the notice of impoundment has been posted, published or delivered; and all other animals and fowl shall be redeemed within five days after such notice. Any animal or fowl not redeemed within such time may be sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of.
    (Code 1978, § 4-77; Code 1993, § 10-150)

    Sec. 8-180. Disposition of funds.
    It shall be the duty of the chief of police to pay all monies collected by him under the terms of this chapter to the city secretary to be deposited in the general fund of the city.
    (Code 1978, § 4-80)

    Secs. 8-181—8-200. Reserved.

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