[Adopted as Ch. V, Art. 1, Title 3, Sec. 5-1302, of the 1990 Code of Ordinances]
No person shall overdrive, overload, deprive of necessary sustenance, torture, torment, cruelly beat, mutilate or cruelly kill any animal; or cause, procure or authorize these acts; or having the charge or custody of an animal, whether as owner or otherwise, inflict unnecessary suffering or pain upon the same, or unnecessarily fail to provide the animal with nutritious food in sufficient quantity, necessary veterinary care, proper drink, air, space, shelter or protection from the weather.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article, or any lawful order issued by the police in pursuance thereof, or committing any of the acts declared to be unlawful by this article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100, or may be confined to the county jail for a period not to exceed 30 days.