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Village of Kronenwetter, WI
Marathon County
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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
ADULT
An animal over five months of age.
ANIMAL FANCIER
Any person owning, harboring or keeping, when accessory to an established residential use, the allowable number of cats or dogs specified for an animal fancier in this article, for personal purposes, which includes but is not limited to hunting, tracking, exhibition in dog shows, obedience trials, field trials, dog sledding, animal foster rescue, sale or to enhance or perpetuate a given breed, and other uses determined by the Humane Officers to be similar in nature.
ANIMAL FANCIER LICENSE
Written approval from the Village for any property owner or property lessee to own or keep, within their or adjoining their private residence, dogs or cats for personal purposes, which are limited to hunting, tracking, exhibition in dog shows, obedience trials, field trials, dog sledding, animal foster rescue, sale or to enhance or perpetuate a given breed, and other uses determined by the Humane Officers to be similar in nature.
ANIMAL WELFARE ACT
Federal animal welfare regulations as adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture.
AT LARGE
To be off the premises of the owner and not under the control of some person by leash.
[Amended 5-29-2012 by Ord. No. 12-12]
BREED
A domestic race of animals (selected and maintained by humans) with a common gene pool and a characterized appearance and function.
CAT
A domesticated animal of the feline type (Felis domesticus), except for a feral cat.
DOG
A domesticated animal of the canine type (Canis familiaris); young animals (puppies) of this type are considered dogs. It shall not include any animal which is in whole or in part of the Canis lupus or wolf species.
HUMANE OFFICER or ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Any person designated by the Village to enforce state statutes and local ordinances as they pertain to animal control.
KEEPER OF A KENNEL
Any person operating a legal kennel.
KENNEL
A facility where dogs, cats or other animals are kept for boarding, grooming, training, breeding, purchase, sale or similar purposes for compensation. Such establishments may include incidental sale of pet supplies. This does not include animal shelters or a facility owned or operated by a veterinarian where animals are boarded only in conjunction with the provision of veterinary care.
KENNEL LICENSE
A written approval from the Village allowing the keeper of a kennel to exceed the permitted number of cats or dogs and operate a kennel as specified in this article.
OWNER
Any person owning, harboring or keeping an animal for himself or for the actual owner of the animal.
TEMPORARY FOSTER CARE
The care of animals on a full-time, temporary basis (no more than three months) by persons other than their owner.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL OR CLINIC
Any establishment maintained and operated by a licensed veterinarian for surgery, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injuries in animals.
It shall be unlawful for any person in the Village to own, harbor or keep any dog or cat without complying with this chapter or to keep any dog without complying with the provisions of Wis. Stats. §§ 174.05 to 174.10, relating to the listing, licensing and tagging of the same.
A. 
Unless the property owner or the property lessee holds a valid kennel license or a valid animal fancier license, no property owner or property lessee shall keep more than the following number of adult dogs or cats that exceed the following:
(1) 
AG-1 and AG-2 District: no more than six cats or three dogs with a maximum combined total of six.
(2) 
RR District: no more than five cats or three dogs with a maximum combined total of five.
(3) 
SR District: no more than four cats or three dogs with a maximum combined total of four.
(4) 
R1 and R2 Districts: no more than three cats or three dogs with a maximum combined total of three.
(5) 
R4 Districts: no more than two cats or two dogs with a maximum combined total of two.
(6) 
All other districts: no more than two cats or two dogs with a maximum combined total of two.
B. 
Any property owner or property lessee exceeding the number of permitted adult dogs or cats as set forth in § 200-5A of this chapter must hold a valid animal fancier license for the property. With an animal fancier license the following limits apply within each zoning district and are not to be exceeded:
(1) 
AG-1 and AG-2 District: no more than 10 cats or 10 dogs with a maximum combined total of 15.
(2) 
RR District: no more than eight cats or eight dogs with a maximum combined total of 12.
(3) 
SR District: no more than six cats or six dogs with a maximum combined total of nine.
(4) 
All other districts: Properties in other districts are not eligible for an animal fancier license.
C. 
Any kennel or animal hospital in the permitted districts having more than the allowed number of dogs and/or cats must obtain a kennel license from the Village. In order to obtain a kennel license in an AG1 and AG2 District, such license shall only be granted as a conditional use permit as set forth in Chapter 520, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Kronenwetter.
A. 
License required. It shall be unlawful to operate a kennel in the Village without first obtaining a license pursuant to this chapter.
(1) 
Any person who keeps or operates a kennel shall apply to the Village for a license for the keeping or operating of such kennel. Each kennel location operated shall be considered a separate enterprise, and each enterprise shall have a license.
(2) 
A license is valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually.
(3) 
A license may be revoked at any time if the keeper of the kennel fails to comply with all laws and regulations related to the care and keeping of animals or any conditions set under this chapter. Prior to issuance of such license by the Village and annually thereafter, the premises may be inspected by the Humane Officer to insure that the premises complies with the provisions of this chapter.
(4) 
The license shall be prominently displayed on the premises of the licensed kennel.
(5) 
No license to operate a kennel shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of cruelty to animals.
(6) 
Licenses issued on the basis of false information supplied by the applicant may be revoked, and operation of the subject kennel shall be terminated upon revocation of the license.
B. 
Application and fee.
(1) 
Each person requiring a license under this section shall complete an application form furnished by the Village and shall file the completed application with the Village Clerk.
(2) 
The annual fee to be paid to the Village for a kennel license under this section shall be established in § 200-14.
(3) 
Term of license. Licenses issued under this subsection shall expire annually on December 31.
C. 
Review of license.
(1) 
The Plan Commission shall review the application and shall make a recommendation to the Village Board whether to grant or deny the license based on the material submitted in the application, the submitted operational plan and its compliance with applicable zoning.
(2) 
The Village Board, after receiving a recommendation from the Plan Commission, shall vote to grant or deny the license. In addition to the operational plans of Subsection F below, the Plan Commission or Board may impose additional conditions on the grant of any license under this section; and failure to comply with such conditions may be cause for revocation of the license.
D. 
Renewal. If the applicant has had no past violations under their license for the past year and at the discretion of the Humane Officer, the requirement for the application to be reviewed by the Plan Commission may be waived.
E. 
Limitations. A kennel license may only be granted for a property on which a kennel is a permitted zoning use or property for which a conditional use permit has been granted.
F. 
Operations. All kennels shall comply with the following standards:
(1) 
There shall be sufficient clean, dry bedding to meet the needs of each individual animal. Litter and/or bedding material shall be changed as often as necessary and there shall be adequate ventilation to prevent an odor nuisance.
(2) 
Feces shall be removed from pens and enclosures as often as necessary to prevent unsanitary conditions and odor nuisance.
(3) 
All cages and enclosures are to be of a nonporous material for easy cleaning and disinfecting and shall have secure latches in good repair. Each cage must be of sufficient size that the animal will have room to stand, turn, and stretch out to its full length.
(4) 
The floor and walls of any room in which animals are kept shall be covered with impervious, smooth, cleanable surface. The floors and walls shall be cleaned and disinfected as often as necessary to prevent an odor nuisance.
(5) 
The premises shall be kept free of insect and rodent infestations. Food supplies shall be stored in rodent-proof containers.
(6) 
There shall be available hot water for washing cages. Fresh drinking water shall be available to all species at all times. All water containers shall be mounted so the animal cannot easily turn them over, and be removable for cleaning.
(7) 
Food for all animals shall be served in a clean dish so mounted that the animal cannot readily tip it over or defecate or urinate in same.
(8) 
All animals must be fed and watered according to the accepted procedure for that species and cages cleaned every day.
(9) 
Shade from the direct rays of the sun shall be provided for all animals.
G. 
Selling/transfer of animals.
(1) 
It is the duty of the seller to ensure that all animals sold or otherwise transferred are healthy, parasite free, and current with regard to vaccinations at the time of sale or transfer.
(2) 
Records of all sales or adoptions of animals shall be maintained by the seller for a period of two years. Records will include the date of the transaction, species and breed, date of birth, sex, color and description of the animal, and the name and address and telephone number of the purchaser or adopter. Records shall be available on request to any Humane Officer.
(3) 
No seller shall exceed a fifty-animal limit on yearly sales of cats or dogs.
(4) 
Any violation of this section constitutes an ordinance violation and may also result in the suspension or revocation of license to operate a commercial animal establishment.
(5) 
The Village Board or the Humane Officer shall give the licensee notice of the violation and of the repercussion of that violation. The licensee may request a hearing before the Village Board with regards to suspension or revocation of the license, such request must be made in writing within 10 days from when notice is received.
H. 
Inspection.
(1) 
Humane officers shall be permitted to inspect all kennels and animals therein at any time during the business hours of the establishment or at other reasonable times.
(2) 
All reports of such inspections shall be made in writing and maintained by the Humane Officer and the Marathon County Humane Society.
(3) 
Humane officers are authorized to enter the structure or premises wherein a kennel regulated under this chapter is maintained at reasonable times to inspect.
(4) 
If the owner or those in possession of a structure or premises wherein a kennel regulated under this chapter is maintained refuse inspection of said kennel, the Humane Officer may obtain an inspection warrant from Marathon County Circuit Court or the Municipal Court in order to determine if the kennel is maintained in accordance with Village ordinances.
(5) 
Refusal to permit inspection shall result in immediate revocation of license to operate a kennel. The Humane Officer shall give the licensee notice of this action. The licensee may request a hearing before the Village Board with regards to the revocation; such request must be made, in writing, to the Village Clerk within 10 days from the refusal to inspect.
(6) 
In the event that a Humane Officer finds the kennel in violation of any law or regulation related to the care or keeping of animals, including any section of this chapter, the kennel shall have 30 days to correct the violation or the license shall be revoked.
(7) 
Nothing in this section shall inhibit a Humane Officer from requesting the search and/or seizure of any premises from a court of competent jurisdiction.
I. 
Violations. Licensees will be allowed up to 30 days, following written notification of any violations of this subsection or any subsection of this chapter by the Humane Officer or their designee, to correct any violations. Failure to correct these violations shall result in immediate revocation of the license by the Village Board.
J. 
Appeal; denial or revocation of a license.
(1) 
Any person who is denied a license or whose license is revoked may appeal the denial or revocation to the Zoning Board of Appeals within 60 days of the date of the denial or revocation of the license.
(2) 
All requests for appeals must be in writing and addressed to the Clerk; whereupon, the Clerk shall set the appeal for hearing within 45 days of the receipt of the written request.
A. 
License required. It shall be unlawful to operate as animal fancier in the Village without first obtaining a license pursuant to this chapter.
(1) 
A license is valid for 12 months and must be renewed annually.
(2) 
A license can be revoked at any time if the animal fancier fails to comply with all laws and regulations related to the care and keeping of animals or any conditions set under this chapter. Prior to issuance of such license by the Village and annually thereafter, the premises may be inspected by the Humane Officer to insure that the premises complies with the provisions of this chapter.
(3) 
The license shall be prominently displayed on the premises of the licensed property.
(4) 
Licenses issued on the basis of false information supplied by the applicant may be revoked and operation of the subject kennel shall be terminated upon revocation of the license.
B. 
Application and fee.
(1) 
Each person requiring a license under this section shall complete an application form furnished by the Village and shall file the completed application with the Village Clerk.
(2) 
The fee to be paid to the Village for a license under this section shall be established in § 200-14.
(3) 
Term of license. Licenses issued under this subsection shall expire annually on December 31.
C. 
Review of license.
(1) 
The Plan Commission shall review the application and shall make a recommendation to the Village Board whether to grant or deny the license based on the material submitted in the application, the submitted operational plan and its compliance with applicable zoning.
(2) 
The Village Board, after receiving a recommendation from the Plan Commission, shall vote to grant or deny the license. In addition to the operational plans of Subsection E below, the Plan Commission or Village Board may impose additional conditions on the grant of any license under this section; and failure to comply with such conditions may be cause for revocation of the license.
D. 
Renewal. If the applicant has had no past violations under their license for the past year and at the discretion of the Humane Officer, the requirement for the application to be reviewed by the Plan Commission may be waived.
E. 
Limitations.
(1) 
There shall be no more than one animal fancier license issued to any qualified property.
(2) 
The animal fancier license is limited to the number of adult animals as specified in § 200-5B.
(3) 
No seller shall exceed a twenty-five animal limit on yearly sales of cats or dogs.
F. 
Operation.
(1) 
All animals kept or maintained on a premises under an animal fancier license issued under this section must also be duly licensed by the Village, except animals that are in temporary foster care are not required to be licensed.
(2) 
All animals shall be owned by the license holder or the occupant of the residence, except animals that are in temporary foster care.
(3) 
All animals shall be maintained in a healthy condition or, if ill, shall be given appropriate treatment immediately.
(4) 
Feces and odorous materials shall be removed from yards, pens, and enclosures on a daily basis.
(5) 
The premises and the animals shall be kept free of insect infestation.
(6) 
All animal pens or enclosures shall be sufficiently large to permit freedom of movement to the animals.
G. 
Inspection. Any person accepting a license under this section thereby agrees to allow inspections by the Humane Office or their designee or representative of those parts of the premises where animals are kept. Violations. License holders will be allowed up to 30 days, following written notification of any violations of this subsection or any subsection of this chapter by the Humane Officer or their designee, to correct any violations. Failure to correct these violations shall result in immediate revocation of the license by the Village Board.
H. 
Appeal; denial or revocation of a license.
(1) 
Any person who is denied a license or whose license is revoked may appeal the denial or revocation to the Village Board within 60 days of the date of the denial or revocation of the license.
(2) 
All requests for appeals must be in writing and addressed to the Village Clerk; whereupon, the Clerk shall set the appeal for hearing within 45 days of the receipt of the written request.
It shall be unlawful for any person in the Village to own, harbor or keep any dog or cat which:
A. 
Pursues any vehicle or person upon any public street, alley or highway in the Village; or assaults or attacks any person.
B. 
Is at large within the limits of the Village.
[Amended 5-29-2012 by Ord. No. 12-12]
(1) 
Exemptions.
(a) 
Dogs under the command of their owner within the confines of any posted Village dog park.
(b) 
Dogs engaged in the act of hunting on public property or private property on which the dog's owner has received permission to be present.
(c) 
An animal within any mode of legal transportation of its owner or any other person with the consent of the animal's owner.
C. 
Barks or howls to the annoyance of creating a nuisance.
D. 
Chases, harasses, injures, or kills any deer, domestic animal, or destroys game birds, their eggs, or nests.
E. 
Is known by such person to be infected with rabies or have been bitten by any animal known to have been infected with rabies.
A. 
Section 174.13, Wis. Stats., is hereby adopted and fully incorporated herein as if fully set forth.
B. 
No person may treat any animal, whether belonging to themselves or another, in a cruel manner. This section does not prohibit bona fide experiments carried on for scientific research or normal and accepted veterinary practices.
All dogs and domesticated animals shall be cared for, maintained and handled in a humane and sanitary manner and in such a way as to prevent noises such as barking, fighting or howling or other disturbance of the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. No domestic animal shall be abandoned or turned loose by its owner. No animal shall be inhumanely confined in a manner which causes or is likely to cause pain, suffering, injury or death.
Every owner or person harboring or keeping a dog or cat who knows that such dog or cat has bitten any person shall immediately report such fact to the Village Police Department or Village Humane Officer and shall keep such dog or cat confined for not less than 14 days or for such period of time as the Village Police Chief shall direct. The owner or keeper of any dog or cat shall surrender the dog or cat to the Village Police Department upon demand for examination by the same.
In addition to any penalty provided for a violation of this chapter, the Village Police Chief or his designee may kill any animal (at large) which assaults or attacks any person, kills, wounds or worries any domestic animal or is infected with rabies.
A. 
The owner or the person having immediate care, custody and control of any animal within the Village shall promptly remove and dispose of in a sanitary manner any excreta left or deposited by the animal upon any public property or private property of others.
B. 
It is unlawful for any person to permit any animal to be on public property or private property not owned or possessed by such person, unless such person has an appropriate means of removing excreta.
A. 
Fees for the following single dog licenses shall be set by the Village Board:
(1) 
Male/female (unspayed or unneutered).
(2) 
Spayed/neutered.
(3) 
Puppies.
(4) 
Late fee (after March 31st).
B. 
Fees for the following multiple dog licenses shall be set by the Village Board:
(1) 
Kennel license.
(2) 
Animal fancier license.