§ 16-2. Authority and Territorial Application.
Purpose. As determined by state law, the Animal Services Center:
Enforce regulations regarding the possession or harboring of
Educate the public regarding proper care for animals.
County and to those incorporated areas of any city or town specifically requesting its enforcement
by the County upon the consent of the County Board of Commissioners. This request must be in
writing in the form of a resolution approved by the governing body. (In making such a request, the
article shall be enforced by the Sheriff of Henderson County.
The County may contract annually with any municipality located within the County to enforce any
animal restraint ordinance ("leash law") adopted by such municipality, on such terms and
conditions (including the acceptability of the terms of such restraint ordinance) as are deemed
advisable. Such contract shall require any such municipality to reimburse to the County all the
costs associated with the enforcement of such a restraint ordinance. Henderson County shall not
enforce any municipal leash or animal related laws in the municipality without a contractual
agreement between the County and the municipality.