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 Enforcement section of the Ordinance.
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A. Each day the terms and/or conditions of this chapter are violated shall constitute a distinct and separate offense.
B. If any person, firm or corporation shall violate any terms and/or conditions of this chapter, any Porter County Animal Control Officer, and/or any law enforcement officer of the Porter County Sheriff's Department is authorized to issue a citation for such violation and such person, firm, or corporation shall be fined in accord with this Chapter per day for each cited violation, with each day constituting a separate and distinct offense.
C. Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to Porter County for any expense, loss, costs or damage occasioned to the County by reason of such violation.
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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.