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Sec. 7-113. Failure of pet shop operator or dealer to provide adequate care, etc.
It shall be unlawful for persons who operate a pet shop or act as a dealer as defined in this article to fail to provide adequate care for animals in their possession or custody as provided for in this article. Dogs and cats must be exercised outside the primary cage at least once daily. Such animals shall be subject to immediate seizure and impoundment; and upon conviction of the person, the animals may be sold or humanely euthanized as provided by section 3.1-796.96 of the Code of Virginia. Such failure shall also constitute grounds for revocation of the pet shop permit. Any funds that result from such sale shall be used first to pay the cost of the city for the impoundment and disposition of the animals, and any funds remaining shall be paid to the owner, if known. In the event that the owner is not found, the remaining funds shall remain with the city. (Ord. No. O-01-171, 9-18-01)
Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM