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A. Enforcement of the provisions of this chapter is specifically authorized by any peace officer with jurisdiction within Jasper County and any and all Animal Control Officers of the Animal Shelter.

B. In the event that either the above mentioned peace officers or Animal Control Officers observe a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, or receive reliable information which leads to the determination that a violation of this chapter occurs, the officer may cite the owner of any animal in violation, or any person whose conduct specifically is prohibited by this chapter.

C. Any peace officer or Animal Control Officer observing such a violation or receiving information which leads to the determination of the violations occurred shall serve the aforementioned violating individual with a citation which specifies which portion of this chapter has been violated and advising the individual that the violation may be prosecuted pursuant to the terms of this chapter. [Ord. 9-8-09A § 5; Ord. 5-4-98B § 5; Ord. 12-1-97D § 1; Code 1988 § 74.23.]