Village of Clayton, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clayton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-15-1968]
In order to preserve public peace and good order in the Village of Clayton and in promotion of the public welfare, additional restrictions having to do with the activities of animals within the Village are found to be advisable and necessary. All persons owning animals running at large are hereby required to comply with the following provisions of this article.
[Amended 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987]
No person shall suffer or permit to run at large any animal of dangerous disposition or any animal which has once bitten any person or any animal which destroys property, including but not limited to chickens, fowl, swine, cattle, horses, goats, sheep and cats.
A. 
No person shall keep or suffer to be kept on premises occupied by him any animal in the habit of continually howling or making unnecessary noise.
[Amended 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987]
B. 
No roosters shall be kept or harbored within the Village of Clayton.
Suitable and proper precautions shall be taken by the owner of any female animal in time of heat, and said female animal during said period shall be restrained and not permitted during said period to run at large.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 5, which immediately followed this section and pertained to dogs chasing vehicles, was deleted 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987. See Art. II of this chapter, § 60-12.
No person shall keep or suffer to be kept on premises occupied by him any animal which kills or has killed any other animal, poultry or birds. This section does not apply to any animal which kills mice or rats.
The owner of any animal must at all times have the animal under his control and responsive to the owner and well behaved.
All complaints shall be made to the Village patrolmen, who are designated and authorized to enforce this article according to its provisions, or to such other Dog Warden or person as the Board of Trustees may designate to enforce the terms of this article.
Any person harboring any animal for a period of two weeks prior to any violation of the provisions of this article shall be held to be the owner of said animal.
[Amended 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article or orders given pursuant thereto, or who shall resist or obstruct the said Village patrolmen or other appointed official or their agents in carrying out the provisions of this article, upon conviction therefor, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment; and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 8-2-1977 by L.L. No. 2-1977]
A. 
Effective immediately upon the adoption of this article, no dogs shall be allowed to roam at large within the Village of Clayton.
B. 
All dogs within the Village of Clayton must be confined to the premises of the owner by the use of adequate means to ensure that the dog is confined to the premises of the owner.
All dogs must be restrained by a leash when beyond the premises of the owner, except when confined to a vehicle, and all dogs must be curbed when beyond the premises of the owner and while on a leash.
[Added 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987]
No person shall keep or suffer to be kept on premises occupied by him any dog or other animal which is in the habit of chasing moving vehicles.
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any dog which habitually barks or cries when this shall disturb and interfere with the peaceful living of any person.
[Amended 4-12-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004]
A. 
Any person found guilty of violating any of the above provisions of this article, upon conviction therefor, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment; and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
B. 
Any dog remaining at large or in violation of any of the above restrictions of this article within the Village of Clayton may be picked up by any of the persons hereinafter designated to enforce this article. Said dog or dogs shall be confined in a kennel for a period of 10 days. If the owner of the dog can be ascertained, he/she shall be given written notice of the location of the dog(s) and shall have the privilege of retrieving the dog upon payment of all kennel charges and fines of not more than $250 for each offense. Any dog not retrieved within 10 days shall be destroyed by the County Dog Warden.
Any dog that is not wearing a current dog license tag shall be picked up and delivered as soon as possible to the Jefferson County Dog Warden for disposition.
A. 
The Mayor of the Village of Clayton is hereby authorized and empowered to designate a Village Dog Warden. Such designation shall be subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, at a salary to be determined by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Clayton.
B. 
The police of the Village of Clayton are authorized and empowered to enforce this article. The Dog Warden is hereby authorized and empowered to enforce this chapter of the Code of the Village of Clayton and Article 26 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.
[Amended 5-28-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
C. 
In accordance with Criminal Procedure Law § 150.20, Subdivision 3, the Dog Warden of the Village of Clayton shall have the power to issue and serve appearance tickets in connection with the performance of his duties in enforcing any statute, local law, ordinance, rule or regulation relating to the control of animals. The issuance and service of appearance tickets by the Dog Warden of the Village of Clayton shall have the same force and effect as if served by a peace officer.
[Added 5-28-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
D. 
Appearance tickets shall be of a form and content acceptable under, and shall be issued in accordance with, Article 150 of the Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York.
[Added 5-28-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]