Full Ordinance Name:  Cheyenne, Wyoming, Code of Ordinances. Title 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS. Chapter 1.24: GENERAL PENALTY. Chapter 1.24: GENERAL PENALTY (§ 1.24.010). Title 6: ANIMALS. Chapter 6.04: DEFINITIONS, ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT (§ 6.04.040). Title 6 - ANIMALS. Chapter 6.12 - PET REGISTRATION. (§§ 6.12.010 - 6.12.030)

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Primary Citation:  Cheyenne City Code §§ 6.12.010 - 6.12.030, 6.04.040, 1.24.010 Date Adopted:  2001 Jurisdiction Level:  Wyoming Last Checked:  August, 2013
Summary:

According to these Cheyenne, Wyoming ordinances, a person must annually register his or her pet with an animal control authority and, to do so, a person may take his or her pet to a Cheyenne veterinarian. A tag issued by a Cheyenne veterinarian at the time of a rabies vaccination serves not only as proof of current a rabies vaccination, but also as proof of a current pet registration for Cheyenne/Laramie County. Cheyenne veterinarians must also provide the animal control authority with a current rabies vaccination/registration listing each month. Penalties for violating these provisions are also provided.

Title 6 - ANIMALS. Chapter 6.12 - PET REGISTRATION.

6.12.010 - Pet registration.

6.12.020 - Rabies/registration tag—Rabies vaccination certificate—Renewal of annual rabies/registration tags and rabies vaccination certificates.

6.12.030 - Record.

Title 6: ANIMALS. Chapter 6.04: DEFINITIONS, ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

6.04.040 - Violation—Penalty.

Title 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS. Chapter 1.24: GENERAL PENALTY. Chapter 1.24: GENERAL PENALTY

1.24.010 - Violations—Penalties.

Title 6 - ANIMALS. Chapter 6.12 - PET REGISTRATION.

6.12.010 - Pet registration .[FN1]

A. A person owning, keeping, harboring, or having custody of a pet four months of age or older shall register their pet annually with the animal control authority either through a local veterinarian, or at the office of the animal control authority. Registration requires that the pet owner provide a current and valid rabies vaccination certificate to their local veterinarian, or to the local animal control authority if their pet is not seen by a local veterinarian. The rabies vaccination certificate constitutes the registration form, and registration is considered complete when a copy has been received at the office of the animal control authority. The owner of a pet will be presumed to be the individual listed as the owner on the rabies vaccination certificate.

B. Local veterinarians practicing within the city limits of Cheyenne shall provide a current rabies vaccination/registration listing to the office of the animal control authority each month.

(Ord. No. 3834, § 3, 12-8-08; 2001 In-house code § 7-15(a))

6.12.020 - Rabies/registration tag—Rabies vaccination certificate—Renewal of annual rabies/registration tags and rabies vaccination certificates.

A. Rabies/Registration Tag.

1. The rabies/registration tag issued by a veterinarian at the time of rabies vaccination, is valid for one year from the date of vaccination, and serves as proof of current rabies vaccination, and, if issued by a local veterinarian, serves as proof of current annual registration for Cheyenne/Laramie County. The pet owner must obtain a current rabies/registration tag annually, from the date of last vaccination, regardless of whether the most recent vaccination was a one year or three year vaccination.

2. The rabies/registration tag shall be displayed on a collar, harness or chain attached to the pet. No person, other than the owner or an animal control officer, shall remove the collar, harness, chain or rabies/registration tag from a pet. The rabies/registration tag is only valid for the animal for which it was issued.

B. Rabies Vaccination Certificate.

1. The rabies vaccination certificate received at the time a pet is vaccinated provides proof of vaccination should the current rabies/registration tag be lost, allows for the re-issuance of a lost tag without re-vaccination, and provides proof and viability of three year vaccinations for the issuance of annual rabies/registration tag.

2. New rabies vaccination certificates will only be issued when a vaccination is administered or when a rabies vaccination certificate is lost or destroyed, in which case the owner must return to the original vaccinating veterinarian for a replacement certificate or have the pet re-vaccinated.

C. Renewal of Annual Rabies/Registration Tags and Rabies Vaccination Certificates. If a pet's most recent rabies vaccination was a one year vaccination the pet must be re-vaccinated in order to obtain the following years rabies/registration tag and a new rabies vaccination certificate. If a pet's most recent rabies vaccination was a three year vaccination, the owner shall provide the most recent vaccination certificate indicating that a three year vaccination was administered and that the vaccination has, at a minimum, one year of viability remaining. When a three year vaccination is renewed without a vaccination, only a new rabies/registration tag will be issued. To renew a rabies/registration tag for a still viable three year vaccination, the owner must either return to the veterinarian who administered the most recent vaccination or visit a different veterinarian with whom the owner has established a client/doctor relationship.

(Ord. No. 3834, § 4, 12-8-08; 2001 In-house code § 7-15(b))

6.12.030 - Record.

The animal control authority shall maintain a public record of pets registered.

(Ord. No. 3834, § 5, 12-8-08; 2001 In-house code § 7-15(c))

FOOTNOTE(S):

[FN1] Editor's note— Ord. No. 3834, § 2, adopted 12-8-08, renamed the former Chapter 6.12, from Dog and Cat Registration to Pet Registration. (Back)

Title 6: ANIMALS. Chapter 6.04: DEFINITIONS, ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

6.04.040 - Violation—Penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this title will, upon conviction, be punished pursuant to the penalties outlined in this title, or as provided by general penalty of the city code. Any subsequent violations, including penalties and fees, refers to and will be a subsequent violation by the same owner, regardless of whether or not the same animal was involved in each violation.

(2001 In-house code § 7-30)


Title 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS. Chapter 1.24: GENERAL PENALTY. Chapter 1.24: GENERAL PENALTY

1.24.010 - Violations—Penalties.

A. Whenever in this code, or in any ordinance, or rule or regulation or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the city under authority vested in them by law or ordinance, any act is prohibited or is declared to be unlawful, or the doing of any act is required, or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, and no specific penalty is provided therefore, the violation of any such provision of this code, or any such ordinance, rule or regulation shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) and costs, or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or both, in the discretion of the court. Each day a violation continues will constitute a separate offense.

B. In the event that any violation is designated as a nuisance under the provisions of this code, such nuisance may be summarily abated by the police department.

(2001 In-house code § 1-10)
 

 


 

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