§ 16-12.  Destruction of animals that cannot be seized or confined by reasonable means. 
A. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, a dog or cat that cannot be seized by 
reasonable and normal means, trapped in a humane, live-capture animal trap, or tranquilized, may 
be humanely destroyed in the field by the Sheriff or other law enforcement officers. 
B. 
Vicious, dangerous/potentially dangerous animals so designated, wild animals, or an animal 
attacking a human being, another pet, or livestock may be immediately  destroyed, if such 
destruction is necessary for the protection of the public health  and safety or that of County staff.