In this article the following terms shall be defined in this manner:

  1. Animal: Any live, non-human vertebrate creature, domestic or wild.
  2. At large: Not under restraint, as defined by this section.
  3. Domestic Animal: A domestic animal, as defined by state law, but not a dog used to aid any blind person.
  4. Harboring: Permitting any animal to remain or to be fed within any person's enclosure, place of business, residence or any premises controlled by that person for more than three (3) consecutive days.
  5. Owner: Any person harboring any animal.
  6. Person: A person, as defined by state law.
  7. Public nuisance: Any animal which is at large; or which attacks or molests other animals, humans, or passing vehicles; or which damages property; or which disturbs a reasonable person with continuous or excessive noise.
  8. Restraint: Confinement within the property of the owner or securing by a lead or leash.
  9. Stray: Any animal whose owner cannot be identified following reasonable inquiry.
  10. Vicious animal: Any animal constituting an immediate and serious danger to humans or to other animals.

Further Information

'82 Code, Ord. No. 9-1982
Date Passed: 12/22/1982