As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- Domestic animals and exotic animals, as defined below.
- AT LARGE
- Any animal that is off the premises of the owner; provided, however, with regard to dogs, the term "at large" shall have the meaning set forth in § 44-2A above.
- DOMESTIC ANIMALS
- Pets and farm animals, including but not limited to dogs, rabbits, sheep, horses, cattle, goats, swine, fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys and chicken.
- EXOTIC ANIMALS
- Any mammal, bird or reptile that has now been domesticated or must be caged or restrained or which is classified by the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation as "dangerous wildlife."
- Any person owning, keeping, harboring, feeding, boarding or having the substantial care, custody or control of any domestic animal or exotic animal, and, when such owner shall be a child under the age of 18 years, the parent(s) or guardians of such child shall be deemed to be the owner of such domestic animal or exotic animal for all purposes of this article.
No person who owns or has control of any animal shall permit or suffer such animal to run at large or to damage or destroy property of any kind of another person; to attack or bite or injure any person peaceably conducting himself in any place where such person may lawfully be; or to attack, chase, injure or kill another animal of another person when such other animal is in any place where it may lawfully be. For the purposes hereof, when any animal is in violation of the provisions of this article, the owner or person in control of such animal shall be deemed to have permitted or suffered the animal to have committed such violation.
No owner shall keep or suffer to be kept any animal which commits a nuisance in a public highway, public building, public park or on any private property except with the consent of the owner of the property thereof.
No owner shall keep or suffer to be kept any animal which continually runs at large with a pack of other similar animals or chases other animals or persons.
No owner shall permit the premises, structure or enclosure in which such animal is kept to be unclean or unsanitary.
No owner shall permit an animal to deposit excrement on the property of another, including but not limited to any sidewalk, street, park, playground or parking lot, unless such waste is immediately removed and properly disposed of.
The animal control officer, any police officer of the Town of Manlius Police Department and any other peace officer authorized by a village to assist in the enforcement of this article and Article 7, which is hereby adopted by the Town, of the Agriculture and Markets Law shall have the authority to issue an appearance ticket, pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Law.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to the fines, penalties and other provisions set forth below: