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(1) No person shall willfully or maliciously torture, torment, beat, kick, strike, mutilate, injure, disable or kill any dog used by the Sheriff’s Department of the County in the performance of the functions of such department, or interfere with or meddle with any such dog while being used by the department or any officer or member thereof in the performance of any of the functions or duties of the department, or of such member or members.

(2) Any person convicted for a violation of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of not more than $100.00 and the payment of costs of prosecution, and in default of payment, shall be committed to the County Jail for a period not to exceed 30 days. [Code § 9.18, 2018.]