This Texas statute provides that a person commits an offense (Class C misdemeanor) if he or she fails to or refuses to register or present for registration a dog or cat owned by the person as required by state law or local ordinance.
(a) A person commits an offense if:
(1) the person fails or refuses to register or present for registration a dog or cat owned by the person; and
(2) the animal is required to be registered under the ordinances or rules adopted under this chapter by a county or municipality within whose jurisdiction the act occurs.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.