What laws and ordinances exist for dumping animals?

Under ordinance 4.02.003, it is unlawful for any person to abandon, forsake, or dump any dog, cat, or other animals within the city for any reason. Citations will be issued for any person caught dumping animals.

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1. What is included in an adoption?
2. What kinds of animals does the shelter adopt out?
3. What are Beaumont Animal Care's business hours?
4. Does Beaumont have any breed bans?
5. If a stray animal is picked up, what happens?
6. What should I do if I see a loose animal?
7. Is animal care part of the Beaumont Police Department?
8. What laws and ordinances exist for loose dogs? How is it enforced?
9. What laws and ordinances exist for dumping animals?
10. Do officers respond to calls about vicious animals?
11. I found a lost animal I suspect is a pet, but has no ID. How can I help find its owner?
12. My cat/dog is lost! What can I do?
13. Why should I microchip my pet? Does Beaumont Animal Care administer microchips?
14. How do I adopt a pet?
15. When will an animal go up for adoption?