Wild animals and birds” consists of all species of animals and birds of a wild nature, however does not embrace domestic dogs and cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, domestic pigs, poultry and ducks. Should you try to rehabilitate a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal without the right coaching, abilities, permits and information of methods to avoid habituating that animal, you may damage the animal’s likelihood for being released back to the wild.
With a view to shield the well being and safety of individuals in Harris County the protecting of these wild animals shall be regulated by the Harris County Commissioners Court docket as licensed beneath the legal guidelines of Texas and the United States.
If an immediate risk to public health and security exists because of the failure to comply with minimal caging or sanitation requirements, the County Lawyer could request an injunction requiring that the animal be placed at a facility authorized by HCPH VPH until such time because the owner of the animal is able to show that the return of the animal will not trigger a risk to public well being and safety.
Circuses and different types of entertainment using non-domesticated exotic animals must be prohibited by law, no matter how ‘conventional’ these practices could also be. Leisure or cultural issues should by no means be the quilt-up for blatant animal abuse.