Town of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton 7-10-1984 by L.L. No. 11-1984. [1]Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs and cats — See Ch. 150.
Zoning — See Ch. 330.
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Editor's Note: Sections 1 and 3 of this local law were not adopted in Code numbering and have not been included in the text of this chapter. Such sections read as follows: “SECTION 1. Legislative findings. The Town Board of the Town of Southampton hereby finds that it is within its property, affairs and government to ensure the proper care of stray or unwanted animals maintained within animal shelters in the Town of Southampton. The unrestricted and unregulated keeping of animals within the animal shelters poses a potential threat to the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. Improper care of animals within animal shelters may result in the spread of communicable diseases from said animals to other animals and to humans. In addition, the Town wishes to ensure that the state policy of protecting against cruelty to animals and ensuring humane treatment of animals is fully implemented in the Town. It is the purpose of this local law to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens from the dangers associated with the unrestricted keeping of animals and to promote the humane care of animals. SECTION 3. Applicability to existing animal shelters. All lawfully existing animal shelters in operation on the effective date of this local law shall have 180 days from said effective date to obtain the permit and meet the standard provided for in this local law. The Town Board may waive any standard provided for in § 17-8 relating to facility standards in considering a permit application for an existing facility where it determines that the standard would impose an unnecessary hardship.”