Chapter 5 ANIMALS AND FOWL

This is Chapter 00005 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, titled “Chapter 5 ANIMALS AND FOWL.” It is part of Part PART 3, titled “PART III CODE OF ORDINANCES.” It contains 37 laws. It’s comprised of the following 37 sections.

§ 5-1
Definitions.
§ 5-2
Enforcement.
§ 5-3
Wild animals and reptiles.
§ 5-4
Cruelty to animals.
§ 5-5
Adoption of animals from the department; sterilization requirements; requirements for animal rescue organizations; authority to negotiate and enter into agreements.
§ 5-6
Vaccination against rabies for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
§ 5-7
License tags required for all dogs; conditions for issuance of tags.
§ 5-8
Voluntary registration of cats.
§ 5-9
Standards of care for kennels, breeders, pet dealers, and pet care centers.
§ 5-10
Requirements for sales of dogs and cats.
§ 5-11
Report and sale of license tags.
§ 5-12
Additional restrictions on sales of animals.
§ 5-13
Kennel, breeder, pet dealer, pet care center, and hobby breeder license requirements; appeal procedures.
§ 5-13.1
Guard dogs.
§ 5-14
Trapping of dogs and cats.
§ 5-15
Transportation of animals.
§ 5-16
Taking of peafowl prohibited.
§ 5-17
Legislative intent.
§ 5-17.1
Definition and identification of a pit bull dog.
§ 5-17.2
Confinement of pit bull dogs.
§ 5-17.3
Evidence of financial responsibility required to be maintained by owners of pit bull dogs.
§ 5-17.4
Registration of pit bull dogs.
§ 5-17.5
Enforcement.
§ 5-17.6
Time for compliance.
§ 5-17.7
Pit bull signs in veterinary offices, kennels, commercial breeders, commercial animal establishments, pet shops, and dog grooming businesses.
§ 5-18
Impounding; animals found in distress; redeeming by owner; disposition of unredeemed animals.
§ 5-19
Rabies quarantine; report of animal bites.
§ 5-20
Regulations on dogs in public areas.
§ 5-20.1
Confinement of intact female dog during estrus.
§ 5-21
Tethering of dogs.
§ 5-21.1
Dogs on rooftops.
§ 5-22
Dangerous dogs; authority to designate dog as dangerous; confiscation; appeal procedures.
§ 5-23
Additional regulations relating to dangerous dogs.
§ 5-23.1
Aggressive dogs; authority to designate dog as aggressive; appeal procedures; additional regulations on aggressive dogs.
§ 5-23.2
Irresponsible dog owners.
§ 5-24
Euthanasia of injured and diseased animals, impounded animals, and abandoned animals.
§ 5-25
Municipalities authorized to adopt additional regulations.