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8.04.060. Possession of dangerous animals

            (1)        Any dangerous animal, while on the owner's property, must be securely confined indoors, or in a securely enclosed and locked pen or structure suitable to prevent the entry of young children and designed to prevent the animal from escaping.  Such pen or structure for a dangerous animal shall have secure sides and top and shall also provide protection from the elements for the animal.  The structure shall be such that the animal cannot burrow or dig under the sides of the enclosure.

            (2)        Dangerous animals, when outside the proper enclosure, must be under immediate control of a responsible adult by means of a restraint device and muzzled.  The muzzle shall be made in such a manner that it will not cause injury to the animal or interfere with its vision or respiration, but shall prevent it from biting any person or animal.

            (3)        The Animal Control Director or any Animal Control Agent may take into immediate possession any dangerous animal if the person determines that the animal is:

                        (a)        Not maintained in a proper enclosure;

                        (b)        Is outside of the dwelling of the owner, or outside of a proper enclosure and not under physical restraint of the person; or

                        (c)        If there are any further violations of any legal restrictions previously placed on such animal by the Animal Control Department or the City as provided in this ordinance.

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

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