[Adopted 1-5-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976 (Ch. 43, Art. I, of the 1976 Code)]
The owner of every animal which at any time is kept, brought or comes within the Village will be held responsible for the strict observance by such animal and with respect to such animal of all the rules and regulations contained in this article at all times when such animal is within the Village.
No person owning, harboring, keeping, walking or having the custody or control of a dog shall cause, permit, suffer or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any Village property, common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any other public property or private property, unless such person shall have the express written permission of the owner of said property. The Police Department of the Village of Monticello shall be the Enforcement Officers of the provisions of this article.
[Added 8-6-2013 by L.L. No. 11-2013]
Editor's Note: Original § 43-4 of the 1976 Code, Animals in heat, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999.
Editor's Note: Original § 43-1 of the 1976 Code, Purpose, and original § 43-2 of the 1976 Code, Definitions, which immediately preceded this section, were repealed 12-6-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976.
It shall be unlawful to keep more than two cats and two dogs, four months old or older, on any premises regardless of the number of owners.
Editor's Note: Original § 43-6 of the 1976 Code, Leashing of dogs, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999.
The owner of every cat shall securely fasten around the neck of such cat a collar bearing the owner's name and address in a clear and distinguishing manner.
It shall be unlawful for any animal determined to be dangerous to be at large within the Village of Monticello at any time, even though such animal is licensed, muzzled and effectively immunized against rabies. A dangerous animal which is found at large may be taken and impounded. If any dangerous, fierce or vicious animal found at large cannot be safety taken up and impounded, such animal may be summarily slain.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
No dog shall be taken upon or permitted in any establishment where food or food products are kept for resale, except guide dogs, service dogs, hearing dogs, therapy dogs and detection dogs, as defined by the Agriculture and Markets Law and bearing the special tag authorized by § 111 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.
Any dog or cat at large which does not display any current dog license or other means of identification, or which fails to exhibit any evidence of having had administered to it a rabies vaccination, shall be considered an abandoned dog or cat and may be summarily impounded by the Dog Control Officer.
Editor's Note: Original § 43-13 of the 1976 Code, Redemption of seized animals, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-6-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976.
It shall be unlawful for any person in the Village of Monticello to torture, torment, deprive of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat or otherwise abuse, or needlessly mutilate or kill a living animal or creature. Any animal so treated shall be impounded by the Dog Control Officer. The owner thereof shall be notified, in writing and by personal service or by regular mail, of the alleged violation, and the matter shall be referred to the Village Justice for hearing and determination.
Animal shelters and pens. Shelters shall be located at least 15 feet from property lines and 25 feet from buildings. No pen shall be located in any front yard. Pens located outdoors shall not be larger than three feet by four feet or taller than five feet. Pens and shelters shall be maintained in a safe, sound and sanitary condition.
[Added 11-5-2007 by L.L. No. 18-2007]
Editor's Note: Original § 43-15 of the 1976 Code, Compensation for animals destroyed, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-6-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976.
[Amended 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Except as otherwise provided in § 118 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, any person committing an offense against any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation, punishable as provided in Article III, General Penalty, of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Village of Monticello.