A. An animal shall not be confined in a vehicle unless there is adequate ventilation and unless the temperature or other conditions do not threaten the health of the animal. If an animal is confined in a vehicle in a manner that threatens its health, any Animal Control Officer or any peace officer may enter the vehicle by whatever force is reasonably necessary to release the animal without liability upon the City or any person for resulting damage.
B. Any animal that has been confined in a vehicle in violation of this section may be impounded pending a hearing to determine if the animal shall be returned to its owner. In the event of any such impoundment, the owner or keeper of the animal shall be liable for all costs and expenses of impounding or keeping the animal.
C. Section 23117 of the Vehicle Code of the State of California is hereby incorporated into this chapter.
D. Any Animal Control Officer or peace officer may remove an animal that is not properly tethered in accordance with subsection C of this section without liability upon the City or any person for resulting damage. The driver of the vehicle may be cited for violation of such duty, which shall be deemed an infraction.