THE CITY OF HITCHCOCK HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANIMAL CRUELITY
Animal Ordinance No. 2019-005
No owner shall fail to provide his or her animal with good wholesome food and water, proper shelter and protection from the weather, veterinarian care when needed to prevent suffering, humane care and treatment. Any owner of animal(s) shall maintain a clean and healthful shelter and living area for any animal being kept, which area shall be free of accumulated waste and debris so that the animal is free to walk or lie down without coming in contact with such waste or debris. All such shelters or living areas must be cleaned and maintained regulary so as to promote proper health for the animals being kept. Failure to provide acceptable standards of housing and care constitues animal cruelty.
Animal cruelty is a serious crime and can be prosecuted.