Huntsville

If an animal control officer is in uniform, it signifies to the public that he is an animal control officer.

Sec. 4-4. Resisting, interfering with, etc., animal control officers.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person by any physical act to interfere with, resist, molest, obstruct, hinder or impede any animal control officer in the discharge of such officer’s duty or to assault, attack, strike or to use any type of physical force toward any such animal control officer while in the discharge of such officer’s duty.

(b) When an animal control officer of the city is engaged in the discharge of such officer’s duty and this is, or should be, evident to a reasonably prudent person then present, or if such animal control officer is known to such person to be an animal control officer of the city, or such animal control officer is in regular animal control uniform or exhibits an animal control badge or credentials or otherwise identifies him/herself as such animal control officer, it shall of itself be prima facie notice to such person that the animal control officer is such and is then and there so acting.

(Ord. No. 3588, 3-25-93)