A new ordinance enacted by City Council will take effect this Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The ordinance impacts many of the city laws that regulate animals within our City Limits.
- Establishes new limits on how many animals one may own;
- Animal “owner” is better defined;
- Animal tags must now be displayed on the animal’s collar;
- Out of jurisdiction pet licenses will be accepted until their current term by that jurisdiction expires then the owner must register the pet with Aransas Pass;
- Animals may not ride on the driver’s seat, lap, or anywhere on the dashboard of a motor vehicle;
- The dangerous dog and rabies quarantine investigative processes have been better outlined;
- Throughout the ordinance, some of the existing statutes have been better worded for clarity;
- Establishes better safeguards for grazing animals to keep them out of the roadways for their safety and the safety of motorists;
- Public Nuisance Animals now include animals that attack other animals and enhances penalties for repeat violations;
- Animals owners are required to provide water for their animals when likewise required to provide adequate shelter;
- Added a TDLR exception to the prohibited animal list;
- Updated the fees and fine schedules.