It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully allow any animal or fowl under his or her control to be or to run at large within the city. Any animal or fowl found at large shall be impounded as provided in section 2-117 or 2-207 (dogs). The foregoing shall not apply to dogs on a leash of not more than eight feet in length and totally in personal control of its owner, harborer or other person responsible for the behavior of the dog, but this provision does not condone or authorize a person to allow a dog to go upon the private property of another for any purpose without the consent of the owner or occupant of the property. All dogs shall be securely confined indoors or in a securely enclosed pen or kennel, except when leashed as above provided. Such pen, kennel or structure must have secure sides and floor, and if the dog is capable of climbing the sides, then the structure must also have a secure top. All such structures must have adequate light and ventilation and be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. Such pens or kennels constructed on residential premises shall, where possible, be totally located in the back yard of the premises. If the pen or kennel cannot be located in the back yard it shall only be constructed at another location upon written approval of the governing body of the city upon written application to the governing body showing the precise intended locations and the specifications of building materials to be used and dimensions. Such structures shall be subject to inspection by the animal control officer, or any law enforcement officer, at any time. A dog shall not, under any circumstance, be confined by only a rope, chain or other similar device.
(Ord. 337, Sec. 1; Ord. 343, Sec. 1; Code 2000)