[HISTORY: Adopted by the President and Board of Trustees the Village of Granville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Dogs
Article II Dangerous and Nuisance Animals
[Adopted 12-15-1998 by Ord. No. 413]
[Amended 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 578]
It shall be unlawful for any dog to run at large in the Village at any time. Dogs which are on any street, alley or sidewalk or other public place without being held securely on a leash shall be deemed to be running at large.
Dogs which are running at large shall be taken up and impounded by the Police Department.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to abandon or place upon any public place in the Village any dog or dogs, with the intent to abandon the same.
Any person seeking to redeem any impounded dog shall pay the expense of impoundment, to be not less than $20 per day for each day during which such animal has been held in the pound. Payment is to be made to the Village Clerk or the Chief of Police of the Village. Unredeemed animals, after 24 hours from the time they were impounded, shall be disposed of in the manner provided by law.
The President of the Village Board is hereby authorized to engage the services of as many persons as he may deem necessary for the enforcement of this article, and to pay them for their services such sums as may be approved by the Board of Trustees.
[Added 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. 628]
Any person in charge of a dog on a public street or any other public property, or property other than that of the owner of the dog, shall pick up any feces which the dog shall deposit on such property and dispose of such waste in a lawful manner. It shall be unlawful for any owner to leave feces on any public street or property other than the property of the owner of the dog.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article, except § 113-3A, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $750 for each offense.
[Adopted 10-7-2008 by Ord. No. 550]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DANGEROUS DOG
- A dog which in the presence of its owner or unattended by its owner approaches any person in an apparent attack mode on any public street, sidewalk, alley, park, or other public grounds; as well as any dog which purses a person in a menacing and/or apparent attitude of attack on public or private property; and any dog that, unprovoked, bites a human being or animal either on public or private property.
- VICIOUS DOG
- A dog which, when unprovoked, attacks a human being or other animal on public or private property and, when unprovoked, bites a human being or other animal on more than one occasion; and any dog which on at least three occasions, either attended or unattended by its owner, approaches or chases a person in an apparent attitude of attack upon any street, sidewalk or any public ground or place.
It shall be unlawful to permit any dog or cat to be upon any public place unless the dog or cat has a collar attached to the animal and a leash and, in the case of a dangerous dog, is muzzled.
Any dog or cat found to be in violation of this article and running at large within the Village shall be declared to be a nuisance and shall be impounded by the Police Department of the Village. The owner of the animal shall be given notice of the impoundment, and after the expiration of 24 hours the animal shall be turned over the County Animal Control Administrator for further proceedings pursuant to applicable statute. Any owner may redeem a dog or cat from impoundment upon paying all fees incurred with the impoundment and upon proof of rabies vaccination.
It shall be unlawful to keep or harbor a vicious dog in the Village of Granville, and all vicious dogs shall be impounded and disposed of as otherwise provided in this article.
No dog shall be determined vicious if it bites, attacks, or menaces a trespasser on the property of its owner or harms or menaces anyone who has tormented or abused the dog or if the dog is a professionally trained dog for law enforcement, including but not limited to those dogs that are commonly known as "K-9 control dogs."