City of Republic, MO
Greene County
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[CC 1999 §4-19; Ord. No. 99-9 §1, 2-8-1999; Ord. No. 11-07 §1, 4-11-2011]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
ADEQUATE CARE
Normal and prudent attention to the needs of an animal, including wholesome food, clean water, shelter and health care as necessary to maintain good health.
ADEQUATE CONTROL
To reasonably restrain or govern an animal so that the animal does not injure itself, any person, any other animal, or property.
ADOPTER
A person who is legally competent to enter into a contract, who is of eighteen (18) years of age, who is adopting or buying a dog or cat from the City Facility.
ANIMAL
Every living vertebrate, both domestic and wild, except a human being.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Any person or agent employed by the City to enforce this Chapter.
APPROVED VACCINE
Animal rabies vaccine licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by a licensed veterinarian.
AT LARGE
Any animal shall be deemed to be at large when he/she is off the property of his/her owner and not restrained by a competent person.
CAT
Member of the feline family over six (6) months of age.
DOG
Member of the canine family over six (6) months of age.
EXPOSED TO RABIES
Shall mean when bitten by, or fought with, or has come in close contact with an animal showing symptoms of rabies.
HARBOR
To feed or shelter an animal at the same location for three (3) or more consecutive days.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Department of Public Health and Welfare of the County.
HUMANE EUTHANASIA
The act or practice of putting an animal to death in a humane or instantaneous manner under guidelines and procedures established by rules promulgated by the Director of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Missouri.
IMPOUND
To apprehend, catch, trap, net or anesthetize by means of a gun or other mechanical device any animal.
IMPOUNDING FACILITIES
Any premises designated by the City for the purpose of impounding or harboring animals found in violation of this Chapter, as well as seized, stray, homeless, abandoned or unwanted animals.
KENNEL
An establishment kept and maintained for the purpose of breeding, selling or boarding dogs and/or cats, or an establishment kept and maintained for the purpose of training dogs or cats.
NEUTERED MALE
Any male dog or cat which has undergone surgical operation to render the animal unable to reproduce.
OWNER
In addition to its ordinary meaning, any person who keeps or harbors an animal, or professes to be owning, keeping or harboring an animal. An animal shall be deemed to be kept or harbored if it is fed or sheltered for three (3) consecutive days or more.
RABIES CONTROL AUTHORITY
The Director of Public Health and Welfare of the County.
REGISTRATION, VACCINATION
The procedure of vaccinating for rabies and issuing an identification number and an appropriate certificate. The above words shall be interchangeable.
RESTRAINT
A dog is under restraint within the meaning of this Chapter if he/she is controlled by a leash, at heel of a competent person and obedient to that person's commands, or within a vehicle being driven or parked on the streets.
SPAYED FEMALE
Any female dog or cat which has undergone surgical operation to prevent conception.
STERILIZATION
The surgical removal of the reproductive organs in order to render the animal unable to reproduce.
TAG
Any metal object or badge issued by the City of Republic, regardless of shape or color, which bears an identification number and year of issuance.
VETERINARIAN
Any veterinarian in the County holding a current State license.
[Ord. No. 07-46 §1, 7-9-2007]
The owner or keeper of any dog or cat in the City of Republic is hereby required to have such animals vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian and to procure a certificate of such vaccination from the veterinarian and to cause to be worn by the dog or cat a badge or tag provided by the veterinarian showing a current rabies vaccination.
[CC 1999 §4-28; Ord. No. 07-46 §1, 7-9-2007]
No person shall provide a facsimile or deface or change the badge or tag issued in any manner which shall make or cause the tag to appear valid for a longer period of time than originally intended.
[CC 1999 §4-29; Ord. No. 07-46 §1, 7-9-2007]
A badge or tag shall not be transferred from the dog or cat for which it was issued to any other dog or cat.
[CC 1999 §4-35; Ord. No. 07-46 §1, 7-9-2007]
No person shall own or keep within the City any dog or cat without first obtaining a badge or tag showing a current rabies vaccination.
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 07-46 §1, adopted July 9, 2007, repealed sections 210.060 "license fee imposed and replacement fee", 210.070 "effective date of licensing requirements", 210.080 "receipt to be issued upon payment of license fee" and 210.090 "list of dogs and cats within the city" in their entirety. Former sections 210.060 — 210.090 derived from CC 1999 §§4-36 — 4-38, 4-40. At the editor's discretion, these sections have been reserved for the city's future use.
[CC 1999 §4-41; Ord. No. 07-46 §1, 7-9-2007]
It shall be the duty of the owner or keeper of any dog or cat which has been vaccinated against rabies, pursuant to this Article, to furnish a collar to be worn by the dog or cat on which shall be fastened a badge or tag furnished by the veterinarian showing the rabies treatment and the years therefor. The absence of any such collar or badge or tag from any dog or cat shall be prima facie evidence that such dog or cat has not been vaccinated.
[CC 1999 §4-20]
It shall be unlawful for any owner to allow his/her animal to run at large.
[CC 1999 §4-34]
Any dog or cat owned by temporary residents of the City may be deemed in compliance with this Chapter if the dog or cat holds a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued by any graduate veterinarian. Dogs or cats not vaccinated shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter within ten (10) days of date of arrival within the City.
[CC 1999 §4-3]
No person shall keep any domestic animal which by frequent howling, barking, baying or yelping shall disturb the peace of the neighborhood.
[CC 1999 §4-50]
The parent or guardian of any juvenile, sixteen (16) years of age or under, claiming ownership of any animal shall be deemed to be the owner of such animal and shall be charged for all penalties and pound fees imposed by this Article.
[CC 1999 §4-48]
A. 
No person shall own, keep, harbor, maintain or allow to be upon any premises occupied by him/her or under his/her charge or control any guard dog (for the purposes of this Chapter here defined as a dog not owned by a governmental unit which dog is professionally trained to guard public or private property) without such dog being confined behind a fence from which it cannot escape, or within any part of a house or structure except when the windows are open or when screen windows or screen doors are the only obstacle preventing the dog from exiting the structure; and must not be used or maintained in a manner which, as determined by the Police Department, endangers individuals on or off the premises guarded.
B. 
Any guard dog, including law enforcement dogs, used in the City by virtue of such use is hereby declared to be subject to the license and rabies vaccination requirements of this Chapter.
C. 
All guard dogs residing in or used as such in the City of Republic must be registered annually with the City.
[CC 1999 §4-49]
There shall be no kennel within the City limits of Republic, Missouri, except in areas authorized by the appropriate zoning classification.
[Ord. No. 99-10 §§1 — 2 (4-50), 2-8-1999]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the occupant or occupants of any dwelling unit located in an area zoned "R-1" Single-Family Dwelling or "R-2" Duplex, or any subclassifications of such zoning districts, to keep, maintain or harbor more than four (4) dogs or cats over the age of six (6) months on or about the lot or premises which comprises such dwelling unit.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for the occupant or occupants of any dwelling unit located in an area zoned "R-3" Apartments (more than a duplex, multi-family), or any subclassification thereof, to keep, maintain or harbor more than two (2) dogs or cats over the age of six (6) months on or about the premises which comprises such dwelling unit.