[HISTORY: Adopted by Common Council of City of North Tonawanda 2-3-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The operation of dog kennels in the City of North Tonawanda, New York, shall comply with and be subject to the following rules and regulations:
The kennel yard or area where dogs are kept shall be enclosed by a securely constructed wire fence not less than six nor more than seven feet in height.
The doorways or entrance or exit gates to and from such kennel area shall be of a self-closing-type construction and shall be so hinged and stopped as to swing into the kennel when opened.
No kennel shall be constructed closer than 100 feet from the front property line and not closer than 20 feet from any side or rear property line.
Each kennel shall be equipped with housing or shelter facilities sufficient to provide adequate cover and shelter for all dogs which may be housed in the kennel.
Runways located within the kennel shall be operated by wire fence not less than four feet in height.
Kennels shall be cleaned daily and shall be kept in such condition that no odors shall emanate therefrom.
For each dog housed in the premises being over six months of age, there shall be provided a minimum of 80 square feet of runway area.
No dog housed and maintained in any kennel in the City of North Tonawanda shall be permitted to be out of doors and to bark between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. of each twenty-four-hour period.
Under no circumstances shall dogs be housed or maintained on the premises where a kennel is in operation tethered or tied to a tree or other object outside the kennel area.
Dog registration fee for each dog over six months of age be $2.
The owner or operator of any such kennel licensed under the provisions of this ordinance shall pay an annual fee to the City of North Tonawanda in the amount of $50. Such fee shall be paid at the office of the City Clerk and shall be due on or before January 1 of the year for which such license is requested. Upon payment of such fee, the City Clerk shall issue a license on a form provided for such purpose.
The Police Department shall be charged with the duty of enforcing the provisions of the ordinance.