[Adopted 11-12-1952 by Ord. No. 523; amended 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1216; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491; 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622 (Ch. 2, Part 5, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances)]
No person, firm or corporation shall bring into the City of Warren any live poisonous snake or snakes without having secured a permit therefor from the Manager who shall have the authority, at his discretion, to issue such permit when he shall have reason to believe that the snake or snakes will be adequately confined and guarded. Such permits shall be issued free of charge.
Any snake or snakes brought into or kept in the City in violation of this article are hereby declared to be a public nuisance, abatable as such, by destruction or otherwise, at the option of the Manager.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.