City of Sikeston, MO
Scott County
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[R.O. 2009 § 6.28.010; Ord. No. 4126 § 10, 1980]
No person shall release or abandon any animal or fowl to run at large upon the streets, alleys or thoroughfares of the City or upon property owned or occupied by another person without the consent of the owner of or person occupying such property.
[R.O. 2009 § 6.28.020; Ord. No. 4126 § 11, 1980; Ord. No. 5527 §II, 1-6-2003]
No person shall permit any livestock or fowl to run at large upon the streets, alleys or thoroughfares of the City or upon property owned or occupied by another person without the consent of the owner of or person occupying such property.
[R.O. 2009 § 6.28.030; Ord. No. 4126 § 12, 1980; Ord. No. 5527 §II, 1-6-2003]
No person shall keep or maintain horses or cows within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any residence or other dwelling place other than that of the owner, nor keep or maintain a combined total of three (3) or more rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys or other domestic fowl within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any residence or other dwelling place other than that of the owner; provided further, that nothing in this Chapter shall prevent the keeping of cows or cattle in any auction barn or veterinary hospital provided same are kept in a clean and non-odorous condition.
[R.O. 2009 § 6.28.035; Ord. No. 5551 §II, 8-4-2003]
A. 
Leash. No person shall permit a non-human primate to go outside its kennel or pen unless such primate is securely leashed with a leash no longer than four (4) feet in length. No person shall permit such primate to be kept on a chain, rope or other type of leash outside its kennel or pen unless a person is in physical control of the leash. Such primates may not be leashed to inanimate objects such as trees, posts, building, etc.
B. 
Confinement. All such non-human primates shall be securely confined indoors or in a secure enclosed and locked pen or kennel, except when leashed as above provided. Such pen, kennel or structure must have secure sides and a secure top attached to its sides. All structures used to confine such primates must be locked with a key or combination lock when such animals are within the structure. Such structures must have a secure bottom or floor attached to the sides of the pen or the sides of the pen must be embedded in the ground no less than two (2) feet. The pen must be a minimum of ten (10) feet by fourteen (14) feet and at least eight (8) feet in height. All structures erected to house such primates must comply with all zoning and building regulations of the City. All such structures must be adequately lighted and ventilated and kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
C. 
Confinement Indoors. No such primates may be kept on a porch, patio or in any part of a house or structure that would allow the primate to exit such building on its own volition. In addition, no such animal may be kept in a house or structure when the windows are open or when screen windows or screen doors are the only obstacles preventing the primate from exiting the structure.
D. 
Aggressive Restrictions. Any person keeping any non-human primate that is inclined to attack humans or other animals shall keep such primate chained or in an enclosed place not accessible to other animals or human beings.
E. 
Kennel. "Kennel", as used in this Chapter, shall be defined as any lot or premises on which are kept four (4) or more non-human primates more than six (6) months of age.
[R.O. 2009 § 6.28.040; Ord. No. 5527 §II, 1-6-2003]
All fences shall be constructed adequately and sufficiently for the type of animal being restricted. All fences constructed to contain animals shall be constructed in a manner that will provide confinement and safety to both the public and the animal being contained. The fenced confinement area shall be free of all materials that may cause injury to anyone entering or to provide health care for the animal contained. Electrified or barbed wire fencing will not be used unless it is inaccessible to the general public.
[R.O. 2009 § 6.28.080; Ord. No. 5551 §II, 8-4-2003]
Any person keeping any animal shall be required to clean up after animal has defecated upon public or private property. Conviction of the offense shall be a fine of no less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).