No more than five cats, over six months old, may be harbored or permitted to remain in any dwelling unit or lot in the City of Port Jervis.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of an offense within the meaning of the Penal Law of the State of New York and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $250 for each violation and in addition may be required by the court in its discretion to pay restitution to the City of Port Jervis for any expenses associated with the seizure, impoundment, shelter, care or destruction of the violator's cats. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
In the event that a law enforcement agent or Animal Control Officer has probable cause to believe that a cat is being harbored or permitted to remain in any dwelling unit or lot in violation of this article, the law enforcement officer or Animal Control Officer may petition the Port Jervis City Court to order the seizure and impoundment of the cat pending hearing. The owner or custodian of any cat seized and impounded pursuant to this article shall be afforded a hearing upon appropriate notice within five days of said seizure to determine if in fact a violation of this article has occurred.