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8.04.010. Nuisance animals

            (1)        All persons having custody of animals shall exercise proper care and control of his/her animal(s) in order to prevent them from becoming a nuisance.  Any owner or possessor of an animal who keeps such animal contrary to the provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and subject to punishment under authority of this ordinance.

            (2)        An animal shall be deemed to be a nuisance if the animal:

                        (a)        causes damage to the property of anyone other that its owner;

                        (b)        causes unreasonable odors;

                        (c)        causes unsanitary conditions;

                        (d)        barks, whines, howls, or makes other disturbing noises for an extended period of time;

                        (e)        chases vehicles;

                        (f)        is an animal which has been impounded for being at large on three (3) separate occasions within a twelve (12) month period, or its owner or possessor has been convicted for the dog being at large on three (3) separate occasions within a twelve (12) month period;

                        (g)        is an animal previously declared potentially dangerous or dangerous and is found in violation of restrictions placed on that dog by the Animal Control Department; or

                        (h)        is declared a vicious animal by the Animal Control Department.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 98-12, Enacted, 2/5/1998

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