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City Attorney

Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129

Title 6. Chapter 9. Cruelty to Animals

6-9-1. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-2. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989)

6-9-3. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-4. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-5. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-6. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-7. Injuries to animals by motorists.

(1) Every operator of a vehicle upon the streets of Tooele City shall immediately upon injuring, striking, maiming, or running down any domestic animal give such aid as can reasonably be rendered. In the absence of the owner, the operator shall immediately notify the Department or the Division, furnishing requested facts relative to such injury.

(2) It shall be the duty of the vehicle operator to remain at or near the scene until such time as an officer arrives. Upon the arrival of an officer, the operator shall immediately provide the operator’s identity, as well as incident details, to the officer. Alternatively, in the absence of the owner of the injured animal, the operator or other person may give aid by taking the animal to the animal shelter or other animal care facility and by promptly notifying the Division. Such animal may be taken in by the animal shelter and dealt with as deemed appropriate by shelter personnel under the circumstances.

(3) Emergency vehicles are exempt from the requirements of this Section.

(Ord. 2017-07, 03-15-2017) (Ord. 2003-28, 12-17-2003) (Ord. 1981-14, 05-25-1981) 

6-9-8. Repealed.

(Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-9. Malicious impounding.

It is unlawful for any person maliciously to secrete or impound the animal of another.

(Ord. 2003-28, 12-17-2003) (Ord. 1989-03, 03-01-1989) 

6-9-10. Penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this Chapter is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

(Ord. 2003-28, 12-17-2003) 

 

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Please Note:  Every attempt has been made to keep this online Tooele City Code up-to-date; however, there may be discrepancies between this online code and that which is actually adopted.  If you have questions about the Tooele City Code or for the most recent update, please call (435) 843-2120 or email attorney@tooelecity.org.

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