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The Animal Control and Animal Shelter Ordinance number 15-06  was adopted On May 19, 2015, and amended by Ordinance number 2017-17 which was adopted on October 3, 2017.

The following is the General Provisions section of the Ordinance.

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6.04.010 General Provisions

A.This chapter shall be known as, and be cited and referred to as, the "Animal Control Ordinance."

B. Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this chapter, such reference applies to all amendments and additions hereafter made.

C. The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present. Each gender includes the other two genders.

D. The singular number includes the plural and the plural the singular.

E. Whenever a power is granted to or a duty imposed upon the Animal Control or other public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be performed by a deputy of the officer or by a person authorized, pursuant to law, by the officer unless this chapter expressly provides otherwise.

F. All laws of the State pertaining to: the regulation or control of animals, concerning their ownership, licensing, harboring, abandonment, running at large, rabies control and quarantine, pursuit, capture, confinement, impoundment, the prevention and control of disease of domestic and/or livestock animals as defined, and; the administrative rules and regulations of the State Board of Health, are made a part hereof by reference.

G. The provisions of this animal control ordinance arc not to replace such laws and regulations, but are to be considered supplementary and in addition thereto, and shall be fully enforceable where not inconsistent with the Laws of the State of Indiana.

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Porter County Animal Control serves all of Porter County EXCEPT FOR THE CITY OF PORTAGE. All information contained in this section of the website is only applicable to the areas served by Porter County Animal Control. If you live in the City of Portage, you will need to contact them directly at (219) 763-1825, as they may have different policies and ordinances.