[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Putnam as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-7-1995 STM]
This article is adopted pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-148(c)(7)(D)(i) and (ii) of the Connecticut General Statutes and for the purpose of public safety, convenience and welfare, and for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or display any noncaged snake upon any public street, sidewalk, park or other public place of the municipality, except for educational purposes when approved by the Animal Control Officer for the Town.
For the purpose of this article, a "cage" shall be defined as a frame or place completely closed in on all sides with wires, bars, or other material sufficient for the secure confinement of the snake.
A first-time violation of this article shall result in a fine of $25. Subsequent violations shall each result in a fine of $100.