Animals and Animal Husbandry

Permit Program for Cats

SECTION 4-24-6

§ 4-24-6. Revocation of permit.

(a) Any permit issued may be revoked if the animal control officer has reasonable cause to believe any of the following to be true:

(1) The permittee has violated the provisions of chapter 19 of this title or any other state or local ordinances relating to the keeping, care or use of any animal;

(2) The permittee is in violation of any state health or safety law or regulation regarding animal care or control;

(3) The permittee has failed to comply with any condition or requirement of the permit or has failed to pay any fee imposed under this section;

(4) The permittee refuses to allow inspection, upon forty-eight (48) hours of written notice, of any cat covered by the permit or the premises on which the animal is kept; or

(5) The permittee has transferred, sold or otherwise disposed of the cat for which the permit was issued.

(b) If, after investigation, the animal control officer concludes that it is probable that one or more of the above grounds for revocation has occurred, he or she shall cause written notice thereof to be transmitted by mail to the address of the permittee. The notice shall specify the grounds of possible revocation of the permit, and shall specify a date and time for an informal hearing to be held before the animal control officer. The date shall be not less than five (5) days subsequent to the date the notice is mailed. After the informal hearing, the animal control officer may modify the terms of the permit or revoke the permit. Provided, further, that if the health or well-being of the animal is in danger the animal control officer of that city or town may take custody and control of the animal until such time that a hearing is conducted pursuant to this subsection.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 59, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 63, § 1.)