[CC 1991 §210.100; CC 1970 §4-19; Ord. No. 96 §13, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §12, 7-17-1972]
Any person having custody of or harboring a dog for fifteen (15) or more consecutive days shall be considered to be the owner of the dog.
[CC 1991 §210.110; CC 1970 §4-20; Ord. No. 96 §1, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §1, 7-17-1972]
Any person having the possession or custody of a dog within this City shall be required to make application for a license therefor.
[CC 1991 §210.120; CC 1970 §4-21; Ord. No. 96 §1, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §1, 7-17-1972; Ord. No. 482 §1, 4-12-1976]
Applications for licenses required by this Article shall be made to the City Clerk. The application shall state the ownership of the animal, its age, sex, color and species and the number, date and place of issuance of any previous license obtained for such animal. The City Clerk shall furnish blank numbered application forms. Applications shall be signed by the applicant. Separate applications shall be made for each animal. Such application shall be accompanied by a certificate of inoculation against rabies signed by a licensed veterinarian, which certificate shall have been executed sometime during the previous thirty-six (36) month period if a three (3) year type vaccine approved by the Director of Health was administered or during a previous twelve (12) month period for all other vaccines.
[CC 1991 §210.130; CC 1970 §4-22; Ord. No. 96 §2, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §2, 7-17-1972]
Applications for a dog license shall be made and the license obtained on or before April first (1st) of each year. A license shall be obtained within sixty (60) days after the birth of any animal born after April first (1st), the license procurement date.
[CC 1991 §210.140; CC 1970 §4-23; Ord. No. 96 §2, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §2, 7-17-1972; Ord. No. 729 §1, 7-12-1993]
The City Clerk shall issue a dog license to any person upon proper application for which he/she shall charge a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for each dog.
[CC 1991 §210.150; CC 1970 §4-24; Ord. No. 96 §3, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §3, 7-17-1972]
The City Clerk shall have prepared dog license plates (tags) made of metal or other suitable material to be issued to applicants securing a license. Such license plates (tags) shall be numbered and the numbers thereon shall correspond to the number appearing on the license and on the application for such license.
[CC 1991 §210.160; CC 1970 §4-25; Ord. No. 96 §3, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §3, 7-17-1972]
The license plates (tags) issued pursuant to this Article shall be securely fastened on the collar or harness of the dog for which the license is issued and shall be worn at all times.
[CC 1991 §210.170; CC 1970 §4-26; Ord. No. 96 §§2, 23, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §22, 7-17-1972]
The transfer of ownership or custody of any dog shall be reported to the City Clerk by the transferee within ten (10) days after such transfer, by written notice on forms supplied by the City Clerk, at which time the transferee shall pay to the City Clerk a transfer fee of twenty-five cents ($0.25).
No license or license tag shall be held by any person other than the one to whom the license or license tag has been originally issued, except where a transfer of ownership takes place and is duly reported as provided for in these regulations.
[CC 1991 §210.180; CC 1970 §4-27; Ord. No. 96 §25, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §23, 7-17-1972]
No person shall place or cause to be placed upon a dog any license tag or imitation of a license tag other than the correct City license tag for the current year.
[CC 1991 §210.190; CC 1970 §4-28; Ord. No. 96 §22, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §21, 7-17-1972]
Any owner of a dog who suffers the loss of his/her dog license tag shall report the loss promptly to the City Clerk and exhibit the original license at which time he/she shall be issued a new license tag at a cost of fifty cents ($.50).
[CC 1991 §210.195; CC 1970 §4-29; Ord. No. 96 §14, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §13, 7-17-1972]
The City Clerk shall issue a dog license and license tag, without charge, for any dog duly and properly trained to assist blind persons when any such dog is actually being used by a blind person for the purpose of aiding or assisting such blind person in going from place to place. The application for such license shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the owner or person having custody of such dog, verifying the facts stated therein.
[CC 1991 §210.200; CC 1970 §4-30; Ord. No. 96 §19, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §18, 7-17-1972]
The licensing provisions of this Article shall not apply to dogs owned or in the custody of persons who are non-residents of the City and who are traveling through the City or temporarily sojourning therein for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days.
[CC 1991 §210.210; CC 1970 §4-31; Ord. No. 96 §4, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §4, 7-17-1972]
The Chief of Police or his/her deputies shall have the power to catch, confine and impound in a suitable place all dogs which are required to have licenses and which are without a license displayed in the manner provided herein.
The Chief of Police or his/her deputies shall also have the power to catch, confine and impound in a suitable place all dogs, either licensed or unlicensed, found on any public street, sidewalk, alleyway or place or upon private property other than that belonging to the owner of such dog, unless the dog is on a leash not over six (6) feet long.
[CC 1991 §210.220; CC 1970 §4-32; Ord. No. 96 §27, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §25, 7-17-1972]
The Chief of Police and his/her deputies, assistants and employees when in pursuit of a dog shall have the right of entry upon any unenclosed lots or land for the purpose of collecting and catching any stray or unlicensed dog, except that no dog shall be caught or collected upon the premises of the owner.
[CC 1991 §210.230; CC 1970 §4-33; Ord. No. 96 §6, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §6, 7-17-1972]
Any dog captured and impounded as provided herein may be redeemed to the custody of the owner or other person having the right of possession of such animal upon the presentation of a proper license and upon payment of a redemption fee as set by the impounding facility.
[CC 1991 §210.240; CC 1970 §4-34; Ord. No. 96 §6, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §6, 7-17-1972]
If any dog is not redeemed in the manner provided in Section 210.230 in one (1) week after his/her capture, such animal may, in the discretion of the Chief of Police or his/her deputies, be disposed of; however, such dog may be redeemed by any other person before its disposal upon securing a license for the dog and paying the redemption fee provided for in Section 210.230.
[CC 1991 §210.250; CC 1970 §4-35; Ord. No. 96 §20, 2-6-1950; Ord. No. 422 §19, 7-17-1972]
All dogs caught and impounded by the Chief of Police or his/her deputies shall be given humane treatment and care while confined in the dog pound.
[CC 1991 §210.260; CC 1970 §4-36; Ord. No. 96 §24, 2-6-1950]
Any dog caught or impounded through error by the Chief of Police or his/her deputies shall be surrendered or delivered immediately on demand to the owner or custodian of such dog or dogs and no fee shall be collected.
[CC 1991 §210.290; CC 1970 §4-39; Ord. No. 505 §1, 10-11-1977]
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, controlling or possessing or having management or care, in whole or in part of dogs, whether licensed or not, to keep more than two (2) dogs on the premises of the owner or keeper thereof at any one time, but such restrictions shall not apply to dogs less than three (3) months of age.
[Ord. No. 2007-13 §§1 — 2, 7-9-2007]
The following dogs may not be kept within the City of Pine Lawn, Missouri:
Any "pit bull dog" being defined to mean:
The bull terrier breed of dog;
The Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog;
The American pit bull terrier breed of dog;
The American Staffordshire breed of dog;
Dogs of mixed breed or other breeds than above listed which breed or mixed breed is known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs or pit bull terrier; or
Any dog which has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, any other breed commonly known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs or pit bull terriers, or a combination of any of these breeds.
Rottweiler breed, including dogs of mixed breed and any dog which has the appearance and characteristics of being predominately of the Rottweiler breed.
Punishment. The owner or keeper of any of the above defined dogs found within the City limits of the City of Pine Lawn may be punished by a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and may be jailed for up to ninety (90) days or both. Additionally, the dog or dogs shall be immediately confiscated by the Animal Control Officer of the City. If a violation of this Section continues, each day's violation shall be deemed a separate violation.
Editor’s Note: The position of Animal Control was eliminated by Ord. No. 2013-037 §1, adopted 11-11-2013.