Town of Ocean View, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Ocean View 3-13-2018 by Ord. No. 345.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 152.
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 68, Animals, consisting of Article I, Animals at Large, adopted 1919 by Ord. No. 11; Article II, Dogs, adopted 1919 by Ord. No. 12; Article III, Stallion Horses, adopted 1919 by Ord. No. 16; and Article IV, Domesticated Animals, adopted 12-4-1980 by Ord. No. 64, as amended.
A. 
Any person or persons, keeping or harboring any dog, which, being confined in any house, building or place, creates frequent or long-continued noise that disturbs any person in the vicinity, shall forfeit and pay a fine of $75 for the first offense and $100 for each additional offense, to be recovered as hereinbefore provided.
B. 
Canines under the supervision and/or ownership of the Town of Ocean View are exempt from this section.
No person shall permit any dog to run at large within the limits of the Town of Ocean View, and any person violating this article shall forfeit and pay a fine of $75 for each offense, to be recovered as hereinbefore provided.
It shall be lawful for any officer of the Town to kill any dog not having a collar or other mark to identify its owner which may be running at large and not accompanied by its owner or master.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DOMESTICATED ANIMAL
Such animals as are habituated to live in or about the habitations of persons, or such as contribute to the support of a family. This term includes, but is not necessarily limited to, dogs, cats, horses, or other animals maintained as household pets.
RUNNING AT LARGE
The presence of a domesticated animal at any place except upon the premises owned or rented by its owner.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or possessing any domesticated animal to permit the same to run at large.
Any domesticated animal shall not be considered to be running at large if it is on a leash and under the control of a person physically able to control it.
No domesticated animal shall be allowed in any park open to the public in the Town; provided, however, that the Town Council may designate portions of John West Park as a domesticated animal walk area, subject to the other provisions of this article and such other reasonable regulations that it may determine are appropriate.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or possessing a domesticated animal to let his or her domesticated animal discharge such animal's excreta upon any public or private property, other than the property of the owner of any such domesticated animal, within the Town of Ocean View if such owner, keeper or walker does not immediately thereafter remove and clean up such animal's excreta from the public or private property. This section shall not apply to a person who is visually or physically handicapped.
Any person convicted of violating a provision of this article shall be fined not more than $25.