City of Grain Valley, MO
Jackson County
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Section 210.290 Dogs and Cats to Be Vaccinated and License Required.

[Code 1985, §73.310; CC 1990 §4-71; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
A. 
The owner, keeper and/or harborer of any dog or cat shall file with the City a certificate from a licensed veterinarian showing that the animal has a current rabies vaccination, provided however, that, in lieu of a certificate showing that the cat or dog has been so vaccinated, the owner may exhibit a certificate that the dog or cat has been vaccinated with an approved lifetime vaccine.
B. 
The owner, keeper and/or harborer of any dog or cat shall obtain from the Public Works Department a "City of Grain Valley Animal License" form.
C. 
A Grain Valley animal license will be issued after the owner, keeper and/or harborer of any dog or cat presents to Public Works or Neighborhood Services staff proof of rabies vaccination as required in Subsection (A) of this Section and pay the licensing fee.
D. 
Fees.
1. 
Dog: Ten dollars ($10.00) per animal yearly.
2. 
Cat: Ten dollars ($10.00) per animal yearly.
E. 
Animal license must be in a tag form that must be displayed on the animal from the animal collar.
F. 
Animal license must be obtained by the owner, keeper and/or harborer of any dog or cat within ten (10) days of notice from the Director of Public Works or their designee.
G. 
Animal license shall be renewed yearly between January first (1st) and February first (1st). A late fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be added if not paid by February first (1st).

Section 210.300 Quarantine of Suspected Animal.

[Code 1985, §73.090(1); CC 1990 §4-72; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
Every animal which bites a person shall be promptly reported to the Supervisor of Animal Control or Police Department; shall thereupon be securely quarantined at the direction of the Director of Public Works or their designee for a period of ten (10) days; and shall not be released from such quarantine except by written permission of the Director of Public Works or their designee. At the discretion of the Director of Public Works or their designee, such quarantine may be at the shelter designated as the City contract kennel or, at the owner's option and expense, in a veterinary hospital of his/her choice. In the case of stray animals or in the case of animals whose ownership is not known, such quarantine shall be at the shelter designated as the City contract kennel.

Section 210.310 Duty of Owner to Surrender Animal — Redemption.

[Code 1985, §73.090(2); CC 1990 §4-73; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
The owner, upon demand by the Director of Public Works or their designee, shall forthwith surrender any animal which has bitten a human, or which is suspected of having been exposed to rabies, for supervised quarantine, the expense of which shall be borne by the owner. Such animal may be reclaimed by the owner, if it is adjudged free of rabies, upon payment of fees set forth in this Article and upon compliance of licensing provisions as so set forth.

Section 210.320 Disposition of Dead Rabid Animal.

[Code 1985, §73.090(3); CC 1990 §4-74; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
When rabies has been diagnosed in an animal under quarantine or rabies is suspected by a licensed veterinarian, and the animal dies while under such observation, the Supervisor of Animal Control shall immediately send the head of such animal to the State Health Department for pathological examination and shall notify the City Health Officer of reports of human contacts and the diagnosis.

Section 210.330 Area-Wide Quarantine — When Imposed.

[Code 1985, §73.090(4); CC 1990 §4-75; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
When one (1) or both reports indicate a positive diagnosis of rabies, the Director of Public Works or their designee shall recommend an area-wide quarantine for a period of sixty (60) days, and upon the invoking of such emergency quarantine by the County Health Officer, no pet or animal shall be taken into the streets or permitted to be in the streets during such a period of quarantine. During such quarantine, no animal may be taken or shipped from the City without written permission of the Director of Public Works.

Section 210.340 Area-Wide Quarantine — Vaccination.

[Code 1985, §73.090(5); CC 1990 §4-76; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
During this quarantine period and as long afterward as he/she decides it is necessary to prevent the spread of rabies, the County Health Officer shall require all dogs six (6) months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies with a canine rabies vaccine approved by the biologic control section of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The types of approved canine anti-rabies vaccine to be used and the recognized duration of immunity for each shall be established by the County Health Officer. All vaccinated dogs shall be restricted (leashing or confinement on enclosed premises) for thirty (30) days observation. During the quarantine period, the County Health Officer shall be empowered to provide for a program of mass immunization by the establishment of temporary emergency canine rabies vaccination clinics strategically located through the City.

Section 210.350 Redemption of Strays Restricted.

[Code 1985, §73.090(6); CC 1990 §4-77; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
No dog which has been impounded by reason of its being a stray, unclaimed by its owner, is allowed to be adopted by the animal shelter during the period of rabies emergency quarantine, except by special permission of the Director of Public Works or their designee.

Section 210.360 Destruction or Isolation of Bitten Animals.

[Code 1985, §73.090(7); CC 1990 §4-78; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
Dogs bitten by a known rabid animal shall be immediately destroyed or if the owner is unwilling to destroy the exposed animal, strict isolation of the animal in a kennel for six (6) months shall be enforced. If the dog has been previously vaccinated within the time limits established by the public health service based on the kind of vaccine used, revaccination and restraint (leashing and confinement) for thirty (30) days shall be carried out.

Section 210.370 Extension of Quarantine.

[Code 1985, §73.090(8); CC 1990 §4-79; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
If there are additional positive cases of rabies occurring during the period of the quarantine, such period of quarantine may be extended for an additional six (6) months.

Section 210.380 Destruction, Removal of Rabid Animals.

[Code 1985, §73.090(9); CC 1990 §4-80; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
No person shall kill, or cause to be killed, any rabid animal, any animal suspected of having been exposed to rabies or any animal biting a human, except as herein provided, nor remove such animal from the City limits without written permission from the Supervisor of Animal Control.

Section 210.390 Surrender of Carcass.

[Code 1985, §73.090(10); CC 1990 §4-81; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
The carcass of any dead animal exposed to rabies shall, upon demand, be surrendered to the Director of Public Works or their designee.

Section 210.400 Disposition of Rabid Animal.

[Code 1985, §73.090(11); CC 1990 §4-82; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
The Director of Public Works or their designee shall direct the disposition of any animal found to be infected with rabies.

Section 210.410 Owner Responsible for Quarantine Charges and Expenses.

[Code 1985, §73.090(12); CC 1990 §4-83; Ord. No. 555 §1, 4-27-1987; Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
The owner of any rabid animal quarantined pursuant to this Article shall be responsible for payment of all quarantine charges and expenses incurred by the City therein.

Section 210.420 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 1652 §1, 6-28-2004; Ord. No. 2002, 11-24-2008]
Any person(s) found guilty of violations of this Chapter are subject to penalties prescribed in Section 100.110 of this Code.