CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION

 


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 3

2-101. Definitions. 3

2-102. Animal control officer. 4

2-103. Same; duty to impound. 4

2-104. Same; citation alternative. 4

2-105. Same; capture/destruction. 4

2-106. Same; right of entry; unlawful interference. 5

2-107. Municipal pound established. 5

2-108. Breaking pound. 5

2-109. Cruelty to animals. 6

2-110. Same; exceptions. 6

2-111. Animal traps. 7

2-112. Nuisance; animal activities prohibited. 7

2-113. Noisy animals. 7

2-114. Defecation on private or public property. 8

2-115. Animal confines; shelters. 8

2-116. Same; stockyards, commercial holding pens, livestock and fowl. 9

2-117. Death of animals. 10

2-118. Impoundment of rabies suspects. 10

2-119. Animals bitten by rabid animals. 11

2-120. Vehicular accidents involving animals. 11

2-121. Emergency; proclamation. 11

ARTICLE 2. DOGS AND CATS. 12

2-201. Vaccination of dogs and cats required. 12

2-202. Registration of dogs required. 12

2-203. Same; fee. 13

2-204. Issuance of dog tags. 13

2-205. Same; affixing. 13

2-206. Same; not transferrable. 13

2-207. Same; lost tag. 14

2-208. Same; removal. 14

2-209. Same; counterfeit tag. 14

2-210. Visiting dogs. 14

2-211. Dogs prohibited from running at large; fine. 14

2-212. Impoundment. 14

2-213. Same; record. 15

2-214. Same; notice. 15

2-215. Same; redemption. 15

2-216. Same; minimum fee. 15

2-217. Same; prosecution and conviction. 15

2-218. Disposition of unclaimed dogs. 16

2-219. Confinement of dogs in heat. 16

2-220. Number of animals. 16

2-221. Permitting attack prohibited. 17

ARTICLE 3. VICIOUS AND DANGEROUS ANIMALS  18

2-301. Vicious animals; definition. 18

2-302. Same; illegal to keep. 18

2-303. Same; court determination. 18

2-304. Same; immediate destruction. 19

2-305. Same; release of animal. 19

ARTICLE 4. HORSES. 20

2-401. Restricting the use of horses. 20

2-402. Same; riding within city limits. 20

2-403. Same; penalty. 20

ARTICLE 5. EXOTIC ANIMALS. 21

2-501. Definitions. 21

2-502. Prohibition of inherently dangerous animals. 24

2-503. Exceptions to prohibition. 24

2-504. Inherently dangerous animal license requirements. 25

2-505. Violations and enforcement. 33

2-506. Sale or transfer of inherently dangerous animals. 34

2-507. Sale or transfer of approved location. 34

2-508. Nontransferability of license. 34

2-509. Abandonment of use of approved location. 35

2-510. Agreements. 35

2-511. Severability. 35

ARTICLE 6. PENALTY.. 36

2-601. Penalty. 36