It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill such cat.
This law was passed in 1924 in response to a specific incident. A rancher in Kingman, AZ had a donkey who developed a habit of sleeping in an abandoned bathtub on his property. At some point, a nearby dam failed and flooded the area, whisking the donkey (in his bathtub – what a sight!) down…
8.16.020 Keeping wildlife–Prohibited when. It is unlawful for any person to possess wildlife on or about their premises within the area of the metropolitan government except as provided in this chapter.