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Animal Ordinance

Sec. 7-1-1     Dog and Cat Licenses Required

 (a)        License Required.  It shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Elroy to own, harbor or keep any dog and cat for more than five (5) months of age after July 1 of the license year without complying with the provisions of this Chapter relating to the listing, licensing and tagging of the same.

(b)        Definitions.  In this Chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise require:

     1.  Owner.  Any person owning, harboring or keeping a dog or cat and theoccupant of any premises on which a dog or cat remains or to which it customarily returns daily for a period of ten (10) days; such person is presumed to be harboring or keeping the dog or cat within the meaning of this Section.

     2.  At Large.  To be off the premises of the owner and not under the control of some person either by leash or otherwise, but a dog or cat within an automobile of its owner, or in an automobile of any other person with the consent of the owner of said dog or cat, shall be deemed to be upon the owner’s premises.

     3.  Dog.  Any canine, regardless of age or sex.

     4.  Cat.  Any feline, regardless of age or sex.

     5.  Neutered.  A dog or cat shall mean a dog or cat having nonfunctionalreproductive organs.

     6.  Animal.  Mammals, reptiles and birds.

     7.  Cruel.  Causing unnecessary and excessive pain or suffering orunjustifiable injury or death.

     8.  Law Enforcement Officer.  Has that meaning as appears in Sec.967.02(5), Wis. Stats., and includes a humane officer under Sec. 58.07,Wis. Stats., but does not include a conservation warden appointed under Sec. 23.10, Wis. Stats.

     9.  Farm Animal.  Any warm-blooded animal normally raised on farms in theUnited States and used for food or fiber.

     10. Pet.  An animal kept and treated as a pet.

     11. Residential Lot.  A parcel zoned as residential, occupied or to be occupied by a dwelling, platted or unplatted and under common ownership.  For the purpose of this Chapter, any vacant or parcels adjoining a dwelling and under the same ownership shall constitute one (1) lot.

     12. Restrain.  Includes notifying the dog or cat’s owner or an officer andrequesting either the owner or officer to capture and restrain the dog or cat, or capturing and restraining the dog or cat, and killing the dog or cat if the circumstances require immediate action.

    13. Untagged.  Not having a valid license tag attached to a collar kept on the dog whenever the dog is outdoors unless the dog is securely confined in a fenced area. 

  Sec. 7-1-2                Rabies Vaccination Required for License.

 (a)        Rabies Vaccination.  The owner of a dog or cat shall have the dog or catvaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian within thirty (30) days after the or cat reaches four (4) months of age and revaccinated within one (1) year after the initial vaccination.  If the owner obtains the dog or cat or brings the dog or cat into the City of Elroy after the dog or cat has reached four (4) months of age, the owner shall have the dog or cat vaccinated against rabies within thirty (30) days after the dog or cat is brought into the City unless the dog or cat has been vaccinated as evidenced by current certificate of rabies vaccination.  The owner of a dog or cat shall have the dog or cat revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the date of that immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within two (2) years after the previous vaccination. The certificate of vaccination shall meet the requirements of Sec. 95.21(2), Wis. Stats.

 (b)        Issuance of Certificate of Rabies Vaccination.  A veterinarian who vaccinates a dog or cat against rabies shall complete and issue to the owner a certificate of rabies vaccination bearing a serial number and in the form approved by the City stating the owner’s name and address, the name, sex, spayed or unspayed, neutered or unneutered, breed and color of the dog or cat, the date of the vaccination, the type of rabies vaccination administered and the manufacturer’s serial number, the date that the immunization expires as specified for that type of vaccine by the Center for Disease Control of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the City of Elroy.

 (c)        Copies of Certificate.  The veterinarian shall keep a copy of each certificate of rabies vaccination in a file maintained for this purpose until the date that the immunization expires or until a dog or cat is revaccinated, whichever occurs first.

 (d)       Rabies Vaccination Tag.  After issuing the certificate of rabies vaccination, the veterinarian shall deliver to the owner a rabies vaccination tag of durable material bearing the same serial number as the certificate, the year the vaccination was given and the name, address and telephone number of the veterinarian.

 (e)        Tag to be Attached.  The owner shall attach the rabies vaccination tag or a substitute tag to a collar and a collar with the tag attached shall be kept on the dog or cat at all times, but this requirement does not apply to a dog or cat during competition or training, to a dog or cat while hunting, to a dog or cat securely confined indoors or to a dog or cat securely confined in a fenced area.  The substitute tag shall be of a durable material and contain the same information as the rabies vaccination tag.  The requirements of this paragraph do not apply to a dog or cat, which is not required to be vaccinated under Subsection (a).

 (f)        Duplicate Tag.  The veterinarian may furnish a new rabies vaccination tag with a new serial number to an owner in place of the original tag upon presentation of the certificate of rabies vaccination.  The veterinarian shall then indicate the new tag number on the certificate and keep a record in the file.

 (g)        Cost.  The owner shall pay the cost of the rabies vaccination and the cost associated with the issuance of a certificate of rabies vaccination tag.

 

Sec. 7-1-3        Issuance of Dog, Cat, and Kennel License.

 (a)        Dog and Cat Licenses.

            1.   It shall be unlawful for any person in the City of Elroy to own, harbor or keep any dog or cat more than five (5) months of age without complying with the provisions of Sec. 174.05 through Sec. 174.10, Wisconsin Statutes, relating to the listing, licensing and tagging of the same.

            2.  The owner of any dog or cat more than five (5) months of age on January 1 of any year, or five (5) months of age within the license year, shall annually, or on or before the date the dog or cat becomes five (5) months of age, pay a license tax and obtain a license.

            3.   Dog and cat owners shall pay the City Administrator annually the sum of Five Dollars ($5.00) for each neutered male dog or cat and spayed female dog or cat, and Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each unneutered male or unspayed female dog or cat.  These charges may be changed annually by the Common Council by Resolution.

            4.   Upon payment of the required license tax and upon presentation of evidence that the dog or cat is currently immunized against rabies, as required by Section 7-1-2 of this Chapter, and upon presentation of liability insurance covering said dog or cat, (in compliance with paragraph 5 below), the City Administrator shall complete and issue to the owner a license for such dog or cat containing all information required by state law.  The City Administrator shall also deliver to the owner, at the time of issuance of the license, a tag of durable material bearing the same serial number as the license, the name of the county in which issued and the license year.

            5.   The owner or a dog or cat shall provide proof of public liability insurance in a single amount of at least $100,000.00 for bodily injury to, or death of any person or persons, or for damage to property owned by any persons which may result from the ownership, keeping or maintenance of said animal.  If the owner of the property where the animal is kept is not the owner of the animal, the property owner must given written permission to animal owner to keep this animal (and the property owner must show proof of liability insurance in the same amount required of the owner of the animal).

            6.   The owner shall securely attach the tag to a collar and the collar with the tag attached shall be kept on the dog or cat for which the license is issued at all times, except as provided in Section 7-1-2(e).

            7.   The fact that a dog or cat is without a tag attached to the dog or cat by means of a collar shall be presumptive evidence that the dog or cat is unlicensed.  Any law enforcement or humane officer shall seize, impound or restrain any dog or cat for which a dog or cat license is required which is found without such tag attached. 

           8.    Notwithstanding the foregoing, every dog specifically trained to lead blind or deaf persons or to provide for mobility to impaired persons is exempt from the dog license tax, and every person owning such a dog shall receive annually a free dog license from the City Administrator upon application therefore.

(b)        Multiple Dog Licenses.

            1.   Any person who wishes to keep more than 2 dogs over 5 months of age shall, instead of the license tax for each dog required by this Chapter, apply for multiple dog license

                  (a)    Such person shall pay for the license year $100 One Hundred Dollars for a Multiple License for three (3) dogs and an additional $10.00 for each dog in excess of three.

                  (b)   Upon payment of the required license tax herein, presentation of evidence that all dogs over five (5) months of age are currently immunized against rabies, receipt of a satisfactory inspection required under paragraph 5 herein, presentation of liability insurance covering said dogs, in accordance with Section 7-1-3(a)(5),and after public hearing and approval by the Common Council the City Administrator shall issue the multiple license and a number of tags equal to the number of dogs authorized to be kept in the kennel.  The license tax may be adjusted annually by the Common Council by Resolution.

                  (c)   Licenses issued under Section 7-1-3(b) may only be located in residential areas and a license may only be issued following a public hearing and approval by the Common Council; the Common Council may attach conditions to such approval as a conditional use under the City’s Zoning Code.  At the public hearing the Common Council shall consider:

                           1. The proposed location of a kennel if required at the time of issuance of the license

                           2. Construction plans,

                           3. Comments and concerns of neighbors

                           4. The recommendation of the official designated by the City to investigate multiple license applications

                                                   

              2. The owner or keeper shall keep at all times a license tag attached to the collar of each dog over five (5) months old kept by the owner or keeper under a multiple dog license but this requirement does not apply to a show dog during competition. The rabies vaccination tag or substitute tag shall remain attached to the dog for which it is issued at all times but this requirement does not apply to a show dog during competition.

              3. A condition of a multiple dog license shall be that the licensed premises shall be entered and inspected prior to the issuance of the license and thereafter, at any reasonable hour by appropriate City official or their agents, without any warrant, and the application for a license hereunder shall be deemed a consent to this provision.  Any refusal to permit such inspection shall automatically operate as a revocation of any license issued hereunder and shall be deemed a violation of this Section.  Should any kennel, if required, not meet the requirements for licensing and operation under this paragraph or other parts of this Ordinance, the official designated by the City shall certify such fact to the City Clerk and a notice shall be served on the licensee and order the same to be remedied within ten (10) days.  Failure to comply with the order by the expiration of ten (10) days will cause immediate revocation of the license and the license will be subject to prosecution under the penalty provision of this ordinance.

             4. Construction of Kennel.  A kennel shall provide shelter of suitable size to accommodate the number of dogs permitted.  The facilities shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair to protect and contain the dogs.  Either a foundation or other barrier shall be constructed to prevent dogs from digging out of said kennel.  An official designated by the City of Elroy shall provide the City with a written certification that the kennel and enclosure are acceptable as prescribed by law.

            5. Kennels shall be operated in accordance with the following requirements:

(a)  All animals shall be maintained in a healthy condition, or, if ill, shall be given appropriate treatment immediately.

(b)  The quarters in which the animals are kept shall be maintained in a clean condition and in a good state of repair.

(c)   Animal pens or enclosures shall be large enough to provide freedom of movement to the animals contained therein.

(d)  Food supplies shall be stored in rodent proof containers, and food and water containers shall be kept clean.

(e)  Litter and/or bedding materials shall be changed as often as necessary to prevent an odor nuisance.

(f)  Feces shall be removed from yards, pens and enclosures daily and stored in tightly covered and appropriate containers until final disposal.

(g)  Yards, pens, premises and animals shall be kept free of insect infestations.

(h)  No odor nuisances shall be permitted.

             

 

(c)        Kennel Licenses.

            1.   Any person who keeps or operates a kennel may, instead of the license tax for each dog required by this Chapter, apply for kennel license for the keeping or operating of the kennel. 

                  (a)   Such person shall pay for the license year $100 One Hundred Dollars for a Kennel License for three (3) dogs and an additional $10.00 for each dog in excess of three.

                  (b)   Upon payment of the required kennel license tax, presentation of evidence that all dogs over five (5) months of age are currently immunized against rabies, receipt of a satisfactory inspection required under paragraph 5 herein, presentation of liability insurance covering said dogs, in accordance with Section 7-1-3(a)(5),and after public hearing and approval by the Common Council the City Administrator shall issue the kennel license and a number of tags equal to the number of dogs authorized to be kept in the kennel.  The license tax may be adjusted annually by the Common Council by Resolution.

                  (c)   Kennels may only be located in residential areas and a license may only be issued following a public hearing and approval by the Common Council; the Common Council may attach conditions to such approval as a conditional use under the City’s Zoning Code.  At the public hearing the Common Council shall consider:

                           1. The proposed location of a kennel if required at the time of issuance of the license

                           2. Construction plans,

                           3. Comments and concerns of neighbors

                           4. The recommendation of the official designated by the City to investigate multiple license applications

             2.   The owner or keeper of a kennel shall keep at all times a kennel license tag attached to the collar of each dog over five (5) months old kept by the owner or keeper under a kennel license but this requirement does not apply to a show dog during competition, to a dog security confined indoors or to a dog securely confined in a fenced area.  These tags may be transferred from one dog to another within the kennel whenever any dog is removed from the kennel.  The rabies vaccination tag or substitute tag shall remain attached to the dog for which it is issued at all times but this requirement does not apply to a show dog during competition, to dog securely confined indoors or to a dog securely confined in a fenced area.  No dog bearing a kennel tag shall be permitted to stray or to be taken anywhere outside the limits of the kennel unless the dog is in leash or temporarily for the purposes of hunting, breeding, trial, training or competition.

           3.  There shall be a maximum number of five (5) kennel licenses granted in the City of Elroy. After the maximum number has been reached, no additional kennel licenses shall be issued unless an existing license is surrendered and the total number of licenses issued is less than five (5), except that the City, or its agents and assigns, may own and operate a kennel for stray or abandoned animals in addition to the five (5) kennel licenses. Holders of kennel licenses at the time of this ordinance, may keep their licenses even if the number of licenses is in excess of the maximum licenses of five (5).   Adopted December 18, 2012 – Ordinance 396

          4.   A condition of a kennel license shall be that the licensed premises shall be entered and inspected prior to the issuance of the license and thereafter, at any reasonable hour by appropriate City official or their agents, without any warrant, and the application for a license hereunder shall be deemed a consent to this provision.  Any refusal to permit such inspection shall automatically operate as a revocation of any license issued hereunder and shall be deemed a violation of this Section.  Should any kennel not meet the requirements for licensing and operation under this paragraph or other parts of this Ordinance, the official designated by the City shall certify such fact to the City Clerk and a notice shall be served on the licensee and order the same to be remedied within ten (10) days.  Failure to comply with the order by the expiration of ten (10) days will cause immediate revocation of the license and the license will be subject to prosecution under the penalty provision of this ordinance.

         5.   Construction of Kennel.  A kennel shall provide shelter of suitable size to accommodate the number of dogs permitted.  The facilities shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair to protect and contain the dogs.  Either a foundation or other barrier shall be constructed to prevent dogs from digging out of said kennel.  An official designated by the City of Elroy shall provide the City with a written certification that the kennel and enclosure are acceptable as prescribed by law.

        6.   Kennels shall be operated in accordance with the following requirements:

(a)  All animals shall be maintained in a healthy condition, or, if ill, shall be given appropriate treatment immediately.

(b)  The quarters in which the animals are kept shall be maintained in a clean condition and in a good state of repair.

(c)   Animal pens or enclosures shall be large enough to provide freedom of movement to the animals contained therein.

(d)  Food supplies shall be stored in rodent proof containers, and food and water containers shall be kept clean.

(e)  Litter and/or bedding materials shall be changed as often as necessary to prevent an odor nuisance.

(f)  Feces shall be removed from yards, pens and enclosures daily and stored in tightly covered and appropriate containers until final disposal.

(g)  Yards, pens, premises and animals shall be kept free of insect infestations.

(h)  No odor nuisances shall be permitted.

                        State Law Reference:  Sec. 174.053, Wis. Stats.

 Sec. 7-1-4 Late Fees.

 The City Administrator shall assess and collect a late fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) from every owner of a dog or cat five (5) months of age or over if the owner failed to obtain a license prior to April 1 of each year, or within thirty (30) days of acquiring ownership of licensable dog or cat or if the owner failed to obtain a license on or before the dog or cat reached licensable age.  Said late fee shall be charged in addition to the required license fee.

Sec. 7-1-6 Restrictions on Animals at Large, Dangerous         Animals, Barking Dogs.

 (a)        Duty to Keep Animals Under Restraint While on Property.  It shall be theduty of every owner of any animal, or anyone having any animal in his possession or custody, to ensure that the animal is kept under restraint and that reasonable care and precautions are taken to prevent the animal from leaving, while unattended, the real property limits of its owner, possessor or custodian, and that:

            1.  It is securely and humanely enclosed within a house, building, fence, pen, or other enclosure out of which it cannot climb, dig, jump, or otherwise escape on its own volition; and such enclosure must be securely locked at        any time the animal is left unattended, or

            2.  It is securely and humanely restrained by chain, cable and trolley, or other tether of sufficient strength to prevent escape.  Such chain, cable and trolley or other tether must be positioned on the owners property in such a       manner so as not allow such animal to interfere, threaten or menace the passing public or neighbors.  Animals that do interfere, threaten, or menace the passing public or neighbors will be classified as a nuisance or dangerous animal.

           3.  It is on leash and under the control of a competent person, or is off leash and obedient to that person’s commands and that person is present with the animal anytime it is not restrained as provided for in 1 and 2 above.


  (b)        Animals Running at Large.

            1.  No person having in his/her possession or ownership any dog, cat or other domestic animal or fowl shall allow the same to run at large within the City.  Any animal running at large unlicensed and required by state law or City Ordinances to be licensed shall be seized and impounded by a humane or Law enforcement officer or animal warden.

            2.  The owner of any animal, whether licensed or unlicensed, shall keep such animal tied or enclosed in a proper enclosure so as not to allow said animal to interfere, threaten or menace the passing public or neighbors.     Animals that do interfere, threaten or menace the passing public or neighbors will be classified as a nuisance or dangerous animal.

            3.  An animal shall be deemed to be running at large while roaming, running or self-hunting on any of the public streets, alleys, parks, or other public grounds of said City, or any other premises in said City other than the       premises of its owner.  Unless said animal is physically restrained by a leash, chain, enclosure, or otherwise under the control of its owner, servant, agent or a member of their family of suitable age and discretion to provide effective physical restrain of the dog, cat, or other domestic animal.  Except when engaged in lawful hunting in open season or when being trained or exercised and accompanied by its owner or custodian and under the immediate control of its owner or custodian.

            4.  Any person who violates Section 7-1-6 (a) or (b) of this Code of Ordinances shall be subject to a written warning for the first violation, a forfeiture of not less than Twenty-five ($25.00) and not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the second violation and not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for subsequent violations.  Upon the third violation such animal shall be classified as a Nuisance or Dangerous Animal.

 (c)        Dangerous Animals.  It shall be unlawful for any person within the City ofElroy to own, harbor or keep any dog, cat or other domestic animal or fowl which:

            1.  Habitually pursues any vehicle upon any public street, alley or highway in the City.

            2.  Assaults or attacks any person or destroys property.

            3.  Repeatedly breaks from leash or enclosure and trespasses or defecates upon property other than that on which the animal is kept.

            4.  Kills, wounds, or worries any domestic animal.

            5.  Is known by such person to be infected with rabies or to have been bitten by an animal known to have been infected with rabies.

           6.  Is tied or confined in a manner as to prevent utility personnel from reading meters.

            7.  Is tied or confined in a manner as to allow the animal to interfere, threaten or menace the passing public or neighbors.

 The owner of a classified Dangerous Animal shall immediately provide proof that they have corrected the violation.  If action has not been taken to correct the violation, each day thereafter will be considered a subsequent violation and a fine imposed.  In addition, upon the second violation, such animal must be removed from the City of Elroy until such time that the owner proves proof to the Police Department or animal control officer or City Council that they are in compliance with each of the following conditions and specifications.

            1.  Any dangerous dog shall be securely confined indoors or if kept outdoors, shall be kept in a securely enclosed and locked pen or structure adequate to confine the dog and located upon the premises of the owner of the dog.  Any such pen or structure shall have secure sides and a secure top and if it has no bottom secured to the sides, the bottom is such that the dog cannot dig under the sides.  Such pen or structure shall provide any such dog with adequate space and protection from the elements and shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.

            2.  The owner of a dangerous dog shall provide the police or Animal Control Officer or City Council with a color photograph of the dog taken within the last twelve months, suitable for use in identifying the dog.

            3.  The owner of any dangerous dog shall notify the police, Animal Control Officer or City Council within twenty-four (24) hours if such dog is loose or  missing, if such dog has attacked or wounded a human being or another animal, or if such dog has been sold, leased, given away, died or if custody has been transferred to another person for more than forty-eight (48) hours.  If such dog has been sold, leased, given away, or custody has been so transferred, the owner shall provide the police, Animal Control Officer or the City Council with the name, address and telephone number of the new owner, lessee, or custodian who shall be required to comply with the conditions of this section if the dog is kept within the city.  If the owner of a dangerous dog moves such a dog to a different address such owner shall notify the proper authorities of the new address within twenty-four hours.

            4.  The police, Animal Control Officer or City Council shall be permitted the right to inspect the enclosure in which any dangerous dog is kept at any time.

            5.  Leash and Muzzle.  No person shall permit a dangerous dog to gooutside its kennel or pen unless such dog is securely leashed with a leash no longer than four (4) feet in length.  No person shall permit such dog to be kept on a chain, rope or other type of leash outside its kennel or pen unless a person is in physical control of the leash.  Such dogs may not be leashed to inanimate objects such as trees, posts, buildings, etc.  In addition all dangerous dogs on a leash outside the animal’s kennel or pen must be muzzled by a muzzling device sufficient to prevent such dog from biting persons or other animals.

            6.  All conditions and specifications herein referring to a “dangerous dog” will apply to all dangerous animals or fowl as deemed appropriate by the Common Council.

 (d)       Vicious Dogs and Animals.  It shall be unlawful to own, keep, harbor, act ascustodian or permit to remain on or about any premises with the City of Elroy any vicious dog or animal as defined in this section.

 For purposes of enforcing this section, a dog shall be deemed as being of a vicious disposition if, it bites a person in unprovoked circumstances on or off the owner’s premises, inflicts serious wounds to a person including multiple bites or serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health or serious impairment of any bodily function, or kills a person.

 (e)        Exceptions.

            1.  No dog shall be deemed or declared to be dangerous or vicious dog if the threat, wound, injury or damage was caused by any person, who, at the time was, assaulting the owner of the dog, committing a willful trespass or      tort upon the premises of the owner of the dog or provoking, abusing, or assaulting the dog or can be shown to have repeatedly provoked, tormented, or abused the dog at other times.

            2.  No dog, which at the time of the acts complained of, was responding to pain, or injury, or was protecting itself, its kennel, its offspring, or its owner’s property shall be found to be a dangerous or vicious dog.

            3.  This section shall have no application to any dog owned by federal, state or local law enforcement agencies.

            4.  No dog shall be found to be a dangerous or vicious dog solely because it is a particular breed.

 (f)        Barking Dogs or Crying Cats.  It shall be unlawful for any person knowinglyto keep or harbor any dog which habitually barks, howls or yelps, or any cat which habitually cries or howls to the great discomfort of the peace and quiet of the neighborhood who are of ordinary sensibilities.  Such dogs and cats are hereby declared to be public nuisance.  A dog or cat is considered to be in violation of this Section when complaints are filed with the Police           Department pursuant to subsection (g) below.

 (g)        Enforcement and Penalties for Violations of Section 7-1-6(f).

            1.  Upon any written complaint to the Police Department, warnings may be issued to the owner of a dog or other animal engaging in the above conduct, that said    animal may be in violation of this Section    .

            2.  Upon any two (2) written complaints in one (1) year by one (1) or more persons, a citation may be issued to the owner of a dog or other animal engaging in the above conduct, subject to forfeiture as provided in Section 7-1-22. 

 (h)        Owner’s Liability for Damage Caused by Dogs; Penalties.  The provisionsof Sec. 174.02, Wis. Stats., relating to the owner’s liability for damage caused by dogs together with the penalties therein set forth are hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference.

 (i)         Trapping and Impounding of Animals by Police Department.  Uponcomplaint of any real property owner or tenant thereupon that a dog, cat or other domesticated animal is running at large in violation of this Section, the       Police Department is authorized to live trap the said animal and impound it if, in the opinion of the officer responding to the complaint, such action is warranted.  Any dog, licensed or unlicensed, cat or other domestic animal in violation of this Section shall be impounded at the place designated by the City.

Sec. 7-1-8     Duty of Owner in Case of Animal Bite.

 (a)        If any animal, for which the owner holds a current rabies certificate, is involved in a bite or a scratch incident, the owner shall isolate and confine the animal, under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian for at least ten (10) days from the date of the incident.  Supervision of a veterinarian for at least ten (10) days from the date of the incident.  Supervision of a veterinarian includes at a  minimum, examination of the animal, on the first day, on the tenth, day and on one intervening day.  If the animal is confined at the residence of the owner, it must not be allowed to come in contact with other animals or people.  It cannot be left unattended outside.

 (b)        The animal can be taken outside of the residence only to relieve itself, under restraint and under the supervision of an adult.

 (c)        Any animal involved in a bite or scratch incident that has been vaccinated, or has not be re-vaccinated within the prescribed times, must be confirmed at a veterinary hospital, under the supervision of a veterinarian for ten (10) days.

 (d)       Under no circumstances can the owner sell, give away, or destroy the animal until it has been released by a licensed veterinarian after the ten (10) day confinement (quarantine) period.

 Sec. 7-1-9     Animal Feces.

 (a)        Removal of Fecal Matter.  The owner or person in charge of any dog, cat, horse, or other animal shall not permit solid fecal matter of such animal to deposit any street, alley or other public or private property, unless such matter is immediately removed therefrom by said owner or person in charge.  This Section shall not apply to a person who is visually or physically handicapped.

 (b)        Accumulation of Fecal Matter Prohibited on Private Yards.  The owner or person in charge of the dog or cat must also prevent accumulation of animal waste on his own property by regularly patrolling and properly disposing of the fecal matter.

 Sec. 7-1-10    Injury to Property by Animals.

 It shall be unlawful for any person owning or possessing an animal, dog or cat to permit such animal, dog or cat to go upon any parkway or private lands or premises without the permission of the owner of such premises and break, bruise, tear up, crush or injure any lawn, flower bed, plant, shrub, tree or garden in any manner whatsoever, or to defecate thereon.

 

 








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