Animal and Fowl Permit Application, Fees and Penalties
 
  • Impoundment and observation fees must be paid at the City of Laredo Health Department before the pet is released from the Pound

For further information call Animal Control @ (956) 795-4902

 

Animal Permit Application for Pet Shops
Animal Permit Application for Litter
Animal Permit Fees

 

Animal Permit Application for Litter
Animal Permit Fees

 

Animal Permit & Registration

Sec. 6-83.  Penalties and Enforcement.  
(a) A person who violates this chapter, or who fails to perform an act required of him by this chapter, commits an offense.
(b) A person violating a provision of this chapter commits a separate offense for each day or part of a day during which a violation is committed, continued, or permitted.
(c) A culpable mental state is not required for the commission of an offense under this chapter that is punishable by a fine not exceeding $500, unless the provision defining the conduct expressly requires a culpable mental state.
(d) Unless specifically provided otherwise in this chapter, an offense under this chapter is punishable by a fine not to exceed:
(1) $2,000 if the provision violated governs public health or sanitation;
(2) the amount fixed by state law if the violation is one for which the state has fixed a fine; or
(3) $500.00 for all other offenses.
(e)   Unless specifically provided otherwise in this chapter or by state law, an offense under this chapter is punishable by a fine of not less than:
(1)   $100 for a first conviction of a violation of Section 6-13, 6-18(g), 6-18(i)(1) and (2), 6-20(d)(1), 6-42(a)(1), (3), (4), 6-42(b)(1-3), 6-42(b)(1-2), 6-42(e)(1-4), 6-42(f)(1-5), 6.42(g)(1-7), 6-42(g)(1-6)
(2)   $150 for a first conviction of a violation of Section 6-19(e) (1-6), 6-43, 6-46(r)
(3)   $200 for a first conviction of a violation of Section 6-18(c) and (d), 6-21, 6-22(b), 6-23(a), 6-23(f)(1-3), 6-42(a)(2), 6-42(a)(5), 
(f)   The minimum fines established in Subsection (e) will be doubled for the second conviction of the same offense within any 12-month period and trebled for the third and subsequent convictions of the same offense within any 12-month period.  At no time may the minimum fine exceed the maximum fine established in Subsection (d). 
(g) Prosecution for an offense under subsection (a) does not prevent the use of civil enforcement remedies or procedures applicable to the person charged with or the conduct involved in the offense.
(h) Where it is deemed necessary by the City Manager and the Director, the City Attorney's Office is hereby empowered to secure injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of this chapter. This shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, the criminal penalties provided for in this chapter.
Sec. 6-84.  Additional Enforcement Provisions
In addition to imposing a monetary penalty against a person convicted of an offense under this chapter, a court may do one or more of the following:
(1)  Require the person, at the person's expense, to attend a responsible pet ownership program approved by the director.
(2)  Revoke any permit issued to the person under this chapter.
(3)  Order the impoundment of any animal owned by the person, forfeit the person's ownership of the animal, and award the animal to the city.