City of Columbia, IL
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Columbia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 6.04 of the 1997 Code]
No person shall cruelly treat any animal in the City in any way; any person who inhumanely beats, underfeeds, overloads or abandons any animal shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this article.
It is unlawful to permit any dangerous animal or vicious animal of any kind to run at large within the City. Exhibitions or parades of animals which are ferae naturae in the eyes of the law may be conducted only upon securing a permit from the Chief of Police.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
It is unlawful to harbor or keep any animal or bird which, by causing frequent, repetitious or sustained loud noises, disturbs the peace, comfort or repose of any person at any time of the day or night.
A. 
It is unlawful to keep any cattle, swine, sheep, goats or bees in the City, unless they are in a zoned agricultural district.
B. 
It is unlawful for the owner of any horse, ass, mule, cattle, swine, sheep, goat, geese or dog to permit the animal to run at large within the City.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The members of the Police Department or any other person in the City is authorized to kill any dangerous animal of any kind when necessary for the protection of any person or property.
A. 
No domestic animal afflicted with a contagious disease or an infectious disease shall be allowed to run at large, or to be exposed in any public place whereby the health of man or beast may be affected; nor shall such diseased animal be shipped or removed from the premises of the owner thereof, except under the supervision of the Health Officer.
B. 
It is made the duty of the Police Chief to secure such disposition of any diseased animal and such treatment of affected premises as to prevent the communication and spread of contagion or infection, except in cases where the State Veterinarian is empowered to act.
[Adopted as Ch. 6.08 of the 1997 Code]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AT LARGE
Any dog shall be deemed to be "at large" when it is off the property of its owner and not under the control of a responsible person.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
DOG
Includes a female as well as a male dog.
INOCULATION
The injection, subcutaneously or otherwise, as approved by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, of canine antirabic vaccine, approved by the Department of Agriculture.
OWNER
A person having a right of property in a dog, or who keeps or harbors a dog, or who has a dog in his care or who acts as its custodian, or who knowingly permits a dog to remain on or about any premises occupied by him.
RESTRAINT
A dog is under "restraint" if it is controlled by a leash, at "heel" beside a responsible person, or obedient to that person's commands, within a vehicle being driven or parked on the streets, or within the property limits of its owner or keeper.
A. 
Each calendar year, or at such intervals as may hereafter be promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, every owner or keeper of a dog four months or more of age shall cause such dog to be inoculated against rabies. Such owner or keeper of such dog shall cause a serially numbered tag evidencing such inoculation to be attached to a collar or harness worn by the dog.
B. 
Every owner or keeper of a dog, regardless of age, shall cause the dog to wear a collar or harness and shall affix thereto a metallic or other suitable tag inscribed with the name, address and phone number, if any, of the owner or keeper of the dog.
The inoculation of dogs required by § 120-2.2A shall be performed by a veterinarian duly licensed to practice his profession in this state. Upon performing such inoculation, such veterinarian shall issue to the owner or keeper a certificate showing such fact and shall also deliver to the owner or keeper a metallic or other suitable tag to be attached to the collar or harness of the dog, which tag shall also certify to the fact of the inoculation against rabies.
The inoculation performed under the provisions of § 120-2.3 shall be effective until the expiration of the calendar year in which the vaccination was performed or the expiration of such period of time as may be promulgated by the Department of Agriculture.
The tag issued under the provisions of § 120-2.3 shall be in such form as shall be determined by the Department of Agriculture.
At any reasonable time upon request of any member of the Police Department, the owner or keeper of any unmuzzled dog shall exhibit his certificate, issued under the provisions of § 120-2.3, showing the inoculation against rabies of any dog owned or controlled by him.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The owner or keeper of a dog shall keep the dog under restraint at all times and shall not permit such dog to be at large, off the premises of the property of the owner or keeper, unless the dog is under complete control. Dogs at large are declared to be nuisances as set forth in Chapter 249, Article I, § 249-1.1Z, of the City Code.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Officers of the Police Department and other designated City employees shall be authorized to report any dogs found to be dangerous, running at large, unlicensed, or deemed a nuisance to Monroe County Animal Control for impoundment in accordance with the Illinois Animal Control Act (510 ILCS 5/10).[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Secs. 6.08.090 through 6.08.150 of the 1997 Code, regarding impounding of animals, which immediately followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It is unlawful for the owner or keeper of any fierce or dangerous dog or of any female dog, while in heat, to permit said dog to run at large within the limits of the City; and it is made the duty of the City police to kill any such dog found running at large within the limits of the City.
No person in control or possession of a female dog or permitting the same to remain upon his or her premises shall permit any such female dog, while in heat, to consort with any other dog or dogs in an indecent manner in any place of public view, whether upon his own or any other premises.
It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to determine that all fees herein provided, or otherwise provided by law to be paid, are properly accounted for to the City treasury.