City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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Section 210.010 Definitions.

Section 210.020 Animals and Fowl At Large.

Section 210.030 Impounding Animals and Fowl.

Section 210.040 Redemption of Impounded Animals.

Section 210.050 Disposal of Impounded Animals.

Section 210.060 Turning Out Animals To Cause Impounding.

Section 210.070 Keeping of Goats, Horses, or Other Forms of Livestock, Etc. — Prohibited.

Section 210.080 Small Animals and Fowl.

Section 210.090 Confinement of Livestock and Fowl Within City.

Section 210.100 Cleanliness of Barns and Sheds.

Section 210.110 Loading and Transporting of Livestock and Fowl.

Section 210.120 Possession and Sale of Exotic or Wild Animals Prohibited.

Section 210.130 Cruelty To or Mistreatment of Animals.

Section 210.140 Humane Treatment of Animals.

Section 210.150 Trapping.

Section 210.160 Dangerous and Prohibited Animals.

Section 210.170 Limitation On Number of Dogs and Cats.

Section 210.180 Annual License.

Section 210.190 Dog Tags.

Section 210.200 Dogs At Large Prohibited.

Section 210.205 Dogs and Other Pets Prohibited in Farmers Market, Parkville Nature Sanctuary/White Alloe Creek Conservation Area or Sullivan Nature Sanctuary.

Section 210.210 Impoundment of Licensed Dogs.

Section 210.220 Impoundment of Unlicensed Dogs.

Section 210.230 Redemption and Fees.

Section 210.240 Humane Destruction of Impounded Dogs.

Section 210.250 Humane Destruction At Request of Owner.

Section 210.260 Animal Bite Procedure.

Section 210.270 Animals Causing A Disturbance or Nuisance.

Section 210.280 Disposal of Manure.

Section 210.290 Dogs Without Current Vaccination.

Section 210.300 Abandonment.

Section 210.310 Commercial Kennels.

Section 210.320 Pet Shops — Standards.

Section 210.330 Penalties.

Section 210.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 964 §1, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 1299 §1, 5-19-1992]
ANIMAL
Any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild, other than humans.
ANIMAL SHELTER
Any premises designated by action of the City for the purpose of impounding and caring for all animals found running at large in violation of this Chapter. In the absence of such designation, the Chief of Police shall make such designation of said premises.
ANIMALS AND FOWL AT LARGE
Any animals or fowl shall be deemed to have been permitted or allowed by its owner, keeper, or harborer to run at large when found outside of the residence structure of the owner, keeper, or harborer and not effectively physically restrained on a chain or leash, or behind a suitable fence or other proper method of physical restraint from which it cannot escape. The term "a chain or leash" shall not be defined to include an "electronic leash" or any device other than a visible chain or leash made of a material strong enough to control the animal or fowl to which it is secured.
CAT
Any member of the feline family more than six (6) months of age.
CONFINEMENT
Confinement or confined as used in this Chapter shall mean constant, continuous, sole and segregated, physical enclosure of the animal.
DOG
Any member of the canine family more than six (6) months of age.
EXOTIC OR WILD ANIMAL
Any mammal, fowl, fish or any other species not commonly considered as pets or commonly raised for food or agricultural purposes which pose a possible threat to the life or health of humans. Any restrictions on the keeping of such animals shall not apply to traveling entertainment shows such as circuses so long as exotic animals which may be a part of such shows are confined in such a manner as to reasonably provide safe separation between the exotic animal and the general public. The Chief of Police shall be responsible for determining the applicability of this definition to any mammal, fowl, fish or other species.
EXPOSED TO RABIES
Any animal or fowl, whether licensed and vaccinated for rabies or not, which has been bitten by, been fighting with or has consorted with an animal known to have rabies.
FOWL
Any bird used as food or hunted as game, domesticated or wild, male or female, single and plural.
HARBORING
Any person who offers refuge to any animal or fowl on a basis so temporary as to not be deemed to be owning or keeping shall be deemed to be harboring.
KENNEL, COMMERCIAL
Any persons, group of persons or corporations engaged in the commercial business of breeding, buying or selling or boarding dogs and pets.
KITTEN
Any member of the feline family less than six (6) months of age.
LARGE ANIMAL
Any swine, bovine, goat, sheep, beast of burden or any other domestic or wild animal of similar or larger size.
OWNING OR KEEPING
Any person who feeds or shelters any animal for three (3) or more consecutive days or who professes ownership of such animal shall be deemed to be owning or keeping.
PUBLIC NUISANCE
Any animal or fowl (or groups of animals or fowl) shall be considered a public nuisance if it:
1. 
Molests any passerby or chases passing vehicles including bicycles;
2. 
Attacks any other animal;
3. 
Is at large in violation of Sections 210.020 or 210.200;
4. 
Barks, whines, or howls in an excessive fashion which is hereby defined as continuous or untimely so as to disturb the rest, peace or quiet of an individual who is a neighbor ( NEIGHBOR for this purpose is hereby defined as an individual residing in a residence structure which is within one hundred (100) yards of the property on which the animal is kept or harbored) and who does in writing state that he will testify if called upon to testify about such matter under oath;
5. 
Is ridden on public property and obstructs or interferes with vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
6. 
Causes injury to any person;
7. 
Threatens or causes a condition which endangers public health;
8. 
Impedes refuse collection by ripping any bag or tipping any container of such;
9. 
Damages private or public property, soils, defiles, or defecates on private property other than the owner's or on public walks and recreation areas unless such waste is immediately removed and properly disposed of by the owner.
PUPPY
Any member of the canine family less than six (6) months of age.
SMALL ANIMAL
Any animal not within the definition of large animal, but including all dogs and cats without reference to size.
WILD ANIMAL
Any animal which is predominately free-roaming as opposed to domesticated.

Section 210.020 Animals and Fowl At Large.

[Ord. No. 964 §2, 8-19-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person possessing, owning, keeping or harboring or otherwise having under his custody or control any animal or fowl of any kind to permit the same to run at large as defined in Section 210.010. This Section and the succeeding four (4) Sections shall not apply to dogs unless hereinafter stated.

Section 210.030 Impounding Animals and Fowl.

[Ord. No. 964 §3, 8-19-1986]
Any animals or fowl found running at large or tied, staked, or pastured in, on or along any street, alley, railroad, right-of-way, unenclosed land or public place in the City or any animal defined as a public nuisance under this Chapter shall forthwith be taken up by the City and impounded in some secure place to be provided by the City. If an owner or keeper is present, in lieu of impoundment a summons may be issued to that person and said person may retain possession of the animal if it is the belief of the Officer issuing such summons that such possession is not in conflict with any other Section of this Chapter.

Section 210.040 Redemption of Impounded Animals.

[Ord. No. 964 §4, 8-19-1986]
It shall be the duty of the City to make diligent search for the owner of any animal or fowl impounded and, when found, to notify him of such impounding; and thereupon such owner may appear at any time before such animal or fowl is disposed of as provided in the following Section and reclaim such animal or fowl upon payment to the City of the expenses and penalties fixed and prescribed in Section 210.210 and Section 210.230.

Section 210.050 Disposal of Impounded Animals.

[Ord. No. 964 §5, 8-19-1986]
The City may dispose of by gift or otherwise all impounded animals not reclaimed by the owner after having first given four (4) days notice of the time and place of said disposal by printed or written handbills posted at City Hall. Every such gift shall pass title to the purchaser of the animal or fowl sold. The donee shall be entitled to receive a certificate of purchase from the City Clerk.

Section 210.060 Turning Out Animals To Cause Impounding.

[Ord. No. 964 §6, 8-19-1986]
No person shall turn loose from any pen or enclosure any animal for the purpose of causing the same to be impounded.

Section 210.070 Keeping of Goats, Horses, or Other Forms of Livestock, Etc. — Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 964 §7, 8-19-1986]
No person shall keep a cow, bull, mare, horse, jack, goat, or sheep in an outdoor enclosure or pasture, the exterior boundary of which is within two hundred fifty (250) feet of the nearest portion of any building in any way used by human beings, other than the dwelling occupied by the owner or keeper of any of such animals. The pen, pasture or enclosure in which such animals are kept shall provide an area of at least one (1) acre for each such animal. This Section shall not apply to animals kept in the conduct of commercial enterprise or business at locations where such enterprise or business is permitted. No hogs, swine, or pigs shall be kept within the City under any conditions.

Section 210.080 Small Animals and Fowl.

[Ord. No. 964 §8, 8-19-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain, within five hundred (500) feet of the nearest portion of any dwelling or other building occupied by or in any way used by human beings except for a dwelling occupied by the owner or keeper of such animals, more than fifteen (15) chickens, or other domestic fowl, or more than ten (10) rabbits. No rooster which crows shall be kept within five hundred (500) feet of any residence or dwelling except that of the owner or keeper. No other small animal not heretofore identified shall be kept in such numbers as to create an unhealthful or unsanitary condition.

Section 210.090 Confinement of Livestock and Fowl Within City.

[Ord. No. 964 §9, 8-19-1986]
Every person owning land within the City upon which livestock are kept or permitted to be kept by the landowner or otherwise shall confine or restrict such livestock, fowl, or small animals at all times to such property. Failure to so confine or restrict livestock, fowl, or small animals kept or permitted to be kept in the City shall be a violation of this Chapter.

Section 210.100 Cleanliness of Barns and Sheds.

[Ord. No. 964 §10, 8-19-1986]
Every person keeping or maintaining animals or domestic fowl shall keep the barn, shed, hutch or pen in which such animals or fowl are kept or maintained in a clean and sanitary condition so that the same will not emit foul or disagreeable odors and shall not permit any concentration of manure.

Section 210.110 Loading and Transporting of Livestock and Fowl.

[Ord. No. 964 §11, 8-19-1986]
No person shall, within the City, load, unload or transfer from one (1) vehicle to another vehicle any hogs, sheep, cattle or other livestock or fowl in any public place, street or thoroughfare. No person shall park or stand any vehicle in which hogs, sheep, cattle, or other livestock are loaded on any public place, street or thoroughfare or on any unenclosed private premises for a longer period than one (1) hour. Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the loading, unloading or transferring of hogs, sheep, cattle or livestock or fowl at any established sale barn.

Section 210.120 Possession and Sale of Exotic or Wild Animals Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 964 §12, 8-19-1986]
No person or corporation shall possess, house, shelter, pen, sell or offer for sale within the limits of the City of Parkville, any exotic animal as defined in Section 210.010. A person desiring to possess any mammal, fowl, fish or other species which, in the opinion of the Chief of Police is prohibited under this definition shall have the right to request a public hearing before the Board of Aldermen which shall make a final decision and be governed by majority vote.

Section 210.130 Cruelty To or Mistreatment of Animals.

A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly tortures or seriously overworks an animal; fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody; abandons an animal in his custody; transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner; kills, injures, or administers poison to animals belonging to another without legal authority or the owner's effective consent; causes one (1) animal to fight with another; or treats any animal in an inhumane manner or exercises any control over an animal inconsistent with rights of ownership of the animal.

Section 210.140 Humane Treatment of Animals.

[Ord. No. 964 §14, 8-19-1986]
No person shall collect, purchase or solicit dogs, cats, or other domestic animals for resale to serum plants, laboratory supply houses, or for other experimental, research or teaching purposes. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to pet shops or commercial kennels.

Section 210.150 Trapping.

[Ord. No. 964 §15, 8-19-1986]
No person shall within the City, kill, wound, injure or capture or attempt to kill, wound, injure or capture any animal or bird; provided, that the owner, tenant or authorized agent of the real estate frequented by animals or birds may be humane methods, trap such animals or birds. No traps shall be set in any manner that could in any way unreasonably jeopardize the life or health of any person or pet.

Section 210.160 Dangerous and Prohibited Animals.

[Ord. No. 964 §16, 8-19-1986]
A. 
The keeping or harboring of dangerous animals within the City is hereby prohibited. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to declare an animal dangerous because of past behavior, violations, or the inherently dangerous nature of the animal as to persons. Such a declaration shall be grounds for the impoundment and destruction of the animal unless, without danger to the public, it can be and is removed from the City within forty-eight (48) hours. Any declaration by the Chief of Police may be appealed to the Board of Aldermen by written notice to the City Clerk, within twenty-four (24) hours of such declaration; however, said appeal shall not stop impoundment or removal from the City.
B. 
Within any residential area (for purposes of this Section here defined as any area not zoned for commercial, agriculture or industrial purposes), the keeping or harboring of any warm-blooded carnivorous or omnivorous animal (including but not limited to non-human primates, raccoons, skunks, foxes, leopards, panther, tigers and lions, but excluding fowl, dogs, house cats and small rodents of varieties used for laboratory purposes) and animals having poisonous bites is hereby prohibited, if not elsewhere prohibited in this Chapter.
C. 
No owner shall keep, harbor, maintain or allow to be in or upon any premises occupied by him or under his charge or control any animal which has bitten any person without such animal being confined behind a fence and securely chained by a chain which will not allow him to come closer than six (6) feet to the fence. It shall further be the duty of the owner of such animal to post a notice on the premises, conspicuously visible to the public and reading in letters of not less than two (2) inches high, identifying the dangerous animal. If, upon the trial for any offense mentioned in this Section, it shall appear to the Municipal Judge that such animal is still living, the Municipal Judge may, in addition to the usual judgment of conviction, order the Chief of Police to forthwith put such animal humanely to death, and for that purpose the Chief of Police may enter upon any private premises.
D. 
Any guard dog (for the purpose of this Section herein defined as a dog not owned by a governmental unit which dog is used to guard public or private property) used in the City by virtue of such use is hereby declared to be subject to the requirements of this Section; must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian; must be controlled by its keeper; and must not be used in a manner which, as determined by the Chief of Police endangers individuals not on the premises guarded. Any person operating a guard dog service in the City shall register such business with the Chief of Police and shall list all premises to be guarded with the Chief of Police before such service begins.

Section 210.170 Limitation On Number of Dogs and Cats.

[Ord. No. 964 §17, 8-19-1986]
A. 
It shall be unlawful and a public nuisance for any person to keep or allow to be kept more than three (3) dogs or three (3) cats, or any combination of such animals exceeding three (3) in number, unless the facility is licensed as a commercial animal establishment.
B. 
When animals in excess of the limit established in the preceding Subsection are found at a residence, all of the animals found at the residence may be removed to an animal shelter to be handled as if stray animals, except that the person in charge of the residence, if present, may designate and retain up to three (3) licensed animals.

Section 210.180 Annual License.

[Ord. No. 964 §18, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 1459 §§1 — 2, 9-20-1994]
A. 
Every person owning, keeping, harboring or permitting a dog to remain on his premises shall register and secure a license for such dog if over the age of six (6) months. Application for a dog license shall be made by the owner on a printed form, provided by the City for that purpose, upon which he shall State his name and address, and the name, breed, color and sex of each dog owned or kept by him. Before any dog license shall be issued, the owner shall present to the City a current certificate of vaccination from a licensed veterinarian showing that such veterinarian has vaccinated the dog sought to be licensed with an anti-rabies vaccine within the last three (3) years. This provision of this Section shall not apply to a dog whose owner is a non-resident temporarily within the City for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days, nor to "leader" dogs which have been vaccinated and are trained and actually used to assist a handicapped person. Licenses shall be issued from the date of purchase through the following year and shall be delinquent thirty (30) days after expiration.
[Ord. No. 2790 §§3 — 4, 12-6-2014]
B. 
Dog licenses shall be issued by the City upon payment of a fee as set forth in the Schedule of Fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution, as authorized by Section 800.010 of the Municipal Code.
[Ord. No. 2790 §§3 — 4, 12-6-2014]
C. 
If during the license period, ownership of the dog is transferred to another Parkville resident, the new owner shall transfer the license by contacting the City Hall in writing of such change.
D. 
Any false representation made in the application for this license or permit shall be considered a violation of Section 215.560 of the Criminal Code, and penalties as prescribed therein shall apply.

Section 210.190 Dog Tags.

[Ord. No. 964 §19, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 2790 §§5 — 6, 12-6-2014]
Upon payment of the license fee, the City shall issue to the owner a metallic tag for the dog so licensed. The shape of the tag shall be changed each year and shall have stamped thereon the year for which it was issued and the number registered to that dog. Every owner shall be required to provide each dog with a collar to which the license tag shall be affixed and shall see that the collar and tag are worn constantly. In case a dog tag is lost or destroyed, a duplicate shall be issued by the City Clerk upon presentation of a receipt showing the license fee paid for the current year, and the payment for such duplicate as set forth in the Schedule of Fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution, as authorized by Section 800.010 of the Municipal Code. Dog tags shall not be transferable from one dog to another, and no refunds shall be made on any dog license tag because of the death or loss of the dog or the owner's leaving the City before the expiration of the license period. No person shall remove or cause to be removed the collar or tag from any dog without consent of the owner or keeper thereof.

Section 210.200 Dogs At Large Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 964 §20, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 1299 §2, 5-19-1992]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person possessing, owning, keeping or harboring or otherwise having under his custody or control any dog to permit said dog to be at large within the City. Any dog shall be deemed to have been permitted, or allowed by its owner, keeper or harborer to be at large when found outside of the residence structure of the owner, keeper or harborer and not effectively physically restrained on a chain or leash, or behind a suitable fence or other proper method of physical restraint form which it cannot escape; provided, that the when any dog is on the property of the owner, keeper or harborer and accompanied by or under direct control and supervision of such owner, keeper or harborer, such dog will not be deemed to be at large. The term "a chain or leash" shall not be defined to include an "electronic leash" or any device other than a visible chain or leash made of a material strong enough to control the dog to which it is secured.
B. 
A legally blind person using a seeing eye dog in the customary manner shall be deemed to be in compliance with this Chapter.
C. 
Official use of dogs by any governmental unit shall be deemed in compliance with this Chapter. This Subsection shall not be construed to allow dogs used by any governmental unit to run at large.

Section 210.205 Dogs and Other Pets Prohibited in Farmers Market, Parkville Nature Sanctuary/White Alloe Creek Conservation Area or Sullivan Nature Sanctuary.

[Ord. No. 1726 §1, 6-16-1998; Ord. No. 2753 §§5 — 6, 6-3-2014]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog or other pet to bring into or allow that dog or other pet to enter the following areas:
1. 
The "Farmers Market," defined as the area under the Farmers Market Shelter and within a six-foot area around its supporting structures.
2. 
The Parkville Nature Sanctuary/White Alloe Creek Conservation Area.
3. 
The Sullivan Nature Sanctuary.

Section 210.210 Impoundment of Licensed Dogs.

[Ord. No. 964 §21, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 2790 §§7 — 8, 12-6-2014]
Any licensed dog found running at large in the City or any dog determined as a public nuisance under this Chapter will be humanely handled by the Police Department or any animal control officer designated by the Board of Aldermen, taken up and returned to the person making claim for the dog or to the person who made the license application on file at the City Hall. The licensee or person making claim for the dog shall be considered the owner or keeper of said dog by virtue of the license application or the claim made and will be cited for permitting a dog to run at large. The offense will be punishable by a fine as set forth in the Schedule of Fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution, as authorized by Section 800.010 of the Municipal Code. Persons cited three (3) times or less for permitting a licensed dog to run at large may pay the established fine without appearing in court.

Section 210.220 Impoundment of Unlicensed Dogs.

[Ord. No. 964 §22, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 1118 §1, 9-5-1989]
Any dog found running at large in the City whose licensed applicant, owner, or keeper cannot be found, or not wearing a collar bearing a dog license tag as provided, and described in Section 210.190, shall be taken up by the Chief of Police and impounded at some suitable place, during which time it shall be the responsibility of the Chief of Police or his designated representative to see that such dog is fed and watered. When dogs are found running at large and their ownership is known to the Chief of Police, such dog shall be treated as a licensed dog and returned to the owner and the provisions of the foregoing Section shall be followed. In any event upon impounding dogs the Chief of Police or his representative will make a reasonable effort to notify the owner of such dog or animal so impounded and inform the owner of the conditions whereby they may regain custody of such animal.

Section 210.230 Redemption and Fees.

[Ord. No. 964 §23, 8-19-1986; Ord. No. 2790 §§9 — 10, 12-6-2014]
The owner of a dog shall be entitled to resume possession of any impounded dog before it is disposed of, upon compliance with the license provisions of Section 210.180 and the payment of the impoundment fees set forth in the Schedule of Fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution, as authorized by Section 800.010 of the Municipal Code. Such dog shall be vaccinated with anti-rabies vaccine as a condition for the release of such dog.

Section 210.240 Humane Destruction of Impounded Dogs.

[Ord. No. 1118 §2, 9-5-1989]
A. 
Any dog impounded under the provisions of this Chapter and not reclaimed by the owner within four (4) days may at the discretion of the Chief of Police, be humanely destroyed by a veterinarian or a qualified person designated by the City by injection of a substance that is considered to be humane, or placed in the custody of some person deemed by the Chief of Police to be a responsible and suitable owner who will comply with the provisions of this Chapter. To facilitate such placement, the dog may be kept up to five (5) days following publication in a local newspaper of the dog's availability for adoption.
B. 
Diseased or dying dogs may be humanely destroyed at the time of collection, except that if the owner can be discovered from the tags on the animal he will be notified prior to disposing of the animal.

Section 210.250 Humane Destruction At Request of Owner.

[Ord. No. 964 §25, 8-19-1986]
Any person having the right to have any dog killed and who shall request the humane destruction of such dog will be granted the services available for humane destruction of impounded dogs, upon payment of the fees charged to the City for such destruction and burial.

Section 210.260 Animal Bite Procedure.

[Ord. No. 964 §26, 8-19-1986]
A. 
Required Confinement and Notice of Authorities. Any animal that shall bite any person causing an abrasion of the skin, shall be immediately confined for a period of ten (10) days. It shall be the duty of the person owning, harboring, keeping or permitting any animal to be about his premises to notify the City Police immediately upon knowledge or notice that such animal has bitten any person and if such animal has been or will be delivered to a veterinarian.
B. 
Required Immediate Veterinarian Examination. All animals subject to confinement will as quickly as practicable be transported by the owner or if the owner is unavailable or unwilling, by a Police Officer to a licensed veterinarian for examination, and observation for a period of ten (10) days.
C. 
Home Confinement. If upon examination the first offender animal is free of apparent signs of central nervous system disease, and has received rabies vaccination more than thirty (30) days prior to the bite and not more remotely than one (1) year, the owner with facilities who will assure the Chief of Police of his commitment to do so, will be permitted to confine the animal for ten (10) days conditioned upon his undertaking to have the animal examined by a licensed veterinarian on the eleventh (11th) day with reports of the examination to be made expeditiously to the Police Department. If in-home confinement is allowed and the animal is not kept confined, it will be picked up by the Chief of Police or other designated representative and confined in the facilities of a licensed veterinarian.
D. 
Veterinarian Confinement. In all cases other than those described in Subsection (C) above, the animal will be confined in the facilities of the licensed veterinarian.
E. 
Payment of all Veterinarian Charges. All inspection and confinement charges of the veterinarian will be paid by the person keeping, owning or harboring the animal. If the animal is not claimed by the owner at the end of confinement period, the animal will be impounded by the City and released to the owner only upon payment of all veterinary charges and fees in Section 210.230. If not claimed within five (5) days, Section 210.240 will apply.
F. 
Disposition of Animal Without Quarantine Observation Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person with notice or knowledge that an animal owned, harbored or permitted to remain about his premises has bitten any person, to dispose of such animal in any manner.
G. 
Death While Confined; Duty to Notify Police Department. The veterinarian or owner shall notify the Police Department immediately of the death of any animal confined under this Section while under his observation or care. All animals which have bitten any person shall be secured in such a manner so as to prevent their biting other animals while such animal remains in a City Pound or in the care of a veterinarian.
H. 
Destruction of Dangerous Animal Prior to Quarantine; Laboratory Examination of Brain. If any dangerous, fierce or vicious animal cannot be safely taken up or impounded, such animal may be slain by any Policeman. In all cases where the animal has bitten a person or caused an abrasion of the skin, is slain by any Policeman, whether by order of Court or otherwise, and a period of less than fifteen (15) days has elapsed since the day upon which such animal bit any person or caused an abrasion of the skin of any person, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to cause to be delivered without delay, the head with brain of such animal to the State Division of Health laboratory or other authorized laboratory for analysis.
I. 
Emergency Epidemic Controls. It shall be the duty of the Mayor, whenever in his opinion the danger to the public safety from rabid animals is great and imminent, to publish his proclamation order requiring all persons owning, keeping or harboring any animal to securely muzzle or confine same, for the period prescribed in the proclamation.

Section 210.270 Animals Causing A Disturbance or Nuisance.

[Ord. No. 964 §27, 8-19-1986]
No person shall possess, own, keep or harbor any animal which, by loud, frequent or habitual barking, howling or yelping, shall annoy or disturb any neighborhood or person, or by habitually jumping upon or threatening persons upon public streets shall cause persons thereon to be put in fear of injury, or which habitually spreads garbage or habitually attacks other domestic animals, pets or domestic fowls, or commits any other acts defined in the definition of public nuisance, Section 210.010.

Section 210.280 Disposal of Manure.

[Ord. No. 964 §28, 8-19-1986]
A. 
All manure accumulations in any pen, run, cage or yard establishment wherein a dog is kept shall be removed or disposed of.
B. 
The owner or keeper of every animal, when such animal is off the property controlled by the owner or keeper, shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by such animal on public walks, streets, recreation areas, or private property and it shall be a violation of this Chapter for such owner or keeper to fail to remove or provide for the removal of such excreta before taking an animal from the immediate area where such excretion occurred.

Section 210.290 Dogs Without Current Vaccination.

[Ord. No. 964 §29, 8-19-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, own, keep, or harbor a dog on his premises that has not been vaccinated within three (3) years immediately preceding the date of the alleged offense.

Section 210.300 Abandonment.

[Ord. No. 964 §30, 8-19-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or keeper to abandon any animal. For the purpose of this Section, "to abandon" means for the owner or keeper to leave an animal without demonstrated or apparent intent to recover or to resume custody; or to leave an animal for more than twelve (12) hours without providing for adequate food or shelter for the duration of the absence.

Section 210.310 Commercial Kennels.

[Ord. No. 964 §31, 8-19-1986]
A. 
All persons operating commercial kennels, as defined in Section 210.010, shall obtain a license from the City Clerk for operation of such kennel. Kennels operating in conjunction with a veterinarian licensed by the City shall be exempt from this provision. The licensing fee, as set forth in the Schedule of Fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution, as authorized by Section 800.010 of the Municipal Code, shall be in lieu of any other licensing fee for such business.
[Ord. No. 2790 §§11 — 12, 12-6-2014]
B. 
Permittee shall operate kennel so as to eliminate excessive or untimely noise from animals and offensive odors from kennel. An isolation ward sufficiently removed so as not to endanger the health of other animals shall be provided for animals sick with a communicable disease. Permittee shall retain name, address and telephone number of each boarded dog and the license number of each dog. This registration must be exhibited to the Chief of Police or his designated representative upon demand. Permittee shall retain name and address of each person selling, trading or giving any dog to kennel. Permittee shall notify owner of boarded animal when animal is injured or becomes weak or ill, or refuses to eat or drink. Any violation of this Section shall constitute sufficient cause for revocation of such license. The Chief of Police shall have the right to inspect such establishment at reasonable hours.
C. 
Commercial kennels shall provide all animals a constant supply of wholesome food and water or in lieu thereof shall publicly post and follow a schedule for adequate feeding and watering; shall maintain and house animals in separate compartments, and separate outdoor runways; and shall not allow physical contact between animals except when breeding; and except in cases of mothers and their young. The inside and outside areas shall be completely cleaned twice a day. Breeding of animals shall not be done in public view. All disease infected animals shall be segregated and treated or humanely destroyed to prevent the spread of disease.

Section 210.320 Pet Shops — Standards.

[Ord. No. 964 §32, 8-19-1986]
A. 
All pet shops, including pet shops run in conjunction with another holding facility, shall in addition to the other requirements of this Chapter comply with the minimum standards of this Section.
1. 
Water. There shall be available water for washing cages and disinfecting easily accessible to all parts of the shop. Fresh drinking water shall be available to all species at all times. All water containers shall be mounted so the animal cannot turn them over and be removable for cleaning.
2. 
Room temperature. The room temperature of the shop shall be maintained at a level that is healthful for every species of animals kept in the shop.

Section 210.330 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 964 §33, 8-19-1986]
Any person violating any provision of this Chapter shall, upon conviction of any such violation, unless another specific penalty or specific penalty range applies, be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.