Dallas City Code / Chapter 7 - Animals

Article 1 – General

Sec 7-1.1          Definitions American Legal Publishing - Online Library

Article II – ANIMAL SERVICES, CITY SHELTER. SHELTERS

Sec. 7-2.1         State law; local rabies control authority designated
Sec. 7-2.2         Shelters established
Sec. 7-2.3         Policies and procedures
Sec. 7-2.4         Quarantine of animals
Sec. 7-2.5         Impoundment of animals
Sec. 7-2.6         Redemption of impounded animals
Sec. 7-2.7         Adoption of animals
Sec. 7-2.8         Killing or euthanasia of animals  

Article III – CARE AND TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

Sec. 7-3.1         Proper restraints
Sec. 7-3.2         Sanitary conditions; maintenance of premises
Sec. 7-3.3         Trapping animals
Sec. 7-3.4         Unlawful placement of poisonous substances
Sec. 7-3.5         Transporting an animal in an open bed of a motor vehicle

Article IV – SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR DOGS AND CATS

Sec. 7-4.1         Vaccination of dogs and cats
Sec. 7-4.2         Registration of dogs and cats
Sec. 7-4.3         Revocation and denial of registration
Sec. 7-4.4         Authorized registrars
Sec. 7-4.5         Sale of dogs and cats
Sec. 7-4.6         Limitation on the number of dogs and cats in dwelling units
Sec. 7-4.7         Tethered dogs
Sec. 7-4.8         Defecation of dogs on public and private property; failure to carry materials and
                            implements for the removal and disposal of dog excreta
Sec. 7-4.9         Confinement requirements for dogs kept outdoors
Sec. 7-4.10       Restrictions on unsterilized dogs and cats
Sec. 7-4.11       Intact animal permit
Sec. 7-4.12       Duty to locate owners of stray dogs.

Article V – DANGEROUS DOGS

Sec. 7-5.1         Definitions
Sec. 7-5.2         State law; animal control authority
Sec. 7-5.3         Determination as a dangerous dog
Sec. 7-5.4         Appeals
Sec. 7-5.5         Requirements for ownership of a dangerous dog; noncompliance hearing
Sec. 7-5.6         Attacks by dangerous dog; hearing
Sec. 7-5.7         Prohibition on owning a dog determined dangerous by another jurisdiction
Sec. 7-5.8         Surrender of a dangerous dog
Sec. 7-5.9         Dangerous dog owned or harbored by minor
Sec. 7-5.10       Defenses

Article VI – PROHIBITED AND REGULATED ANIMALS

Sec. 7-6.1         Prohibited animals
Sec. 7-6.2         Regulated animals

Article VII – MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 7-7.1         Interference with an animal services officer
Sec. 7-7.2         Sale of animals from public property
Sec. 7-7.3         Keeping of roosters
Sec. 7-7.4         Disturbance by animals
Sec. 7-7.5         Vaccination of ferrets
Sec. 7-7.6         Animals as prizes, promotions, and novelties

Article VIII – VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES, AND ENFORCEMENT

Sec. 7-8.1         Violations; criminal and civil penalties.
Sec. 7-8.2         Additional enforcement provisions.
Sec. 7-8.3         Parent’s ultimate responsibility.