According to a press release from Mayor Tom Arthur's office, animals running loose continue to be a problem in Brazil.
City Code 90.02 states, "No person shall allow any cattle, sheep, swine, fowl, dog or other domestic animal to run at large in the city."
Furthermore, any unrestrained dogs and nuisance animals shall be taken by the police or Humane Officer and impounded in an animal shelter and there confined in a humane manner (City Code 90.03).
City officials remind residents that all domestic animals (dogs and cats) should be penned or on a leash. The owner of any animal running loose "is subject to a $25 fine for the first offense and $50 for the second and each subsequent offense. Any animal impounded at the animal shelter is subject to a $25 impounding fee, payable to the City of Brazil plus any fees imposed upon by the Clay County Humane Society," the news release goes on to say.