Effective July 1, 1989, there is hereby established an Animal Care and Control Department under the jurisdiction of the City Administrator. The Department shall consist of a Director and such employees and assistants as may be necessary to carry out the work and functions of the Department. The City Administrator shall appoint an Animal Control Officer who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Administrator as the Director of the Animal Care and Control Department.
The Animal Care and Control Department shall have the following functions:
To operate an animal shelter;
To provide nourishment and medical care for animals in its care; basic health screening for all animals and a disease control program for the facility; vaccination of animals; euthanasia of animals by barbiturate injection or other humane methods; sale of dog licenses; volunteer programs; information on animal control laws, pet owner or guardian responsibilities and pet care; and maintenance of records of all animal control activities;
To enforce the provisions of this Article and any other ordinances and laws that pertain to the care and control of animals;
To charge and collect the fees, fines and deposits as required by this Article and any other ordinances and laws that pertain to the care and control of animals; and
To carry out the duties and functions of the Animal Control Officer as defined in Article I of this Code, Section 985 of this Code, Sections 220 through 221.3 of the San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code, and any other ordinances and laws pertaining to the care and control of animals.
(Added by Ord. 226-73, File No. 136-73-1, App. 6/22/73; amended by Ord. 182-89, File No. 97-89-14, App. 06/05/89; Ord. 2-02, File No. 010491, App. 1/18/02; Ord. 5-03, File No. 021645, App. 1/24/2003)