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A. Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person or owner, to own, keep, or harbor at any time more than the maximum number of domestic dogs or cats of licensing age in a residential area as specified in this section.
B. Number Of Domesticated Animals Per Parcel: The maximum number of animals (domestic dogs or cats) allowed on any size parcel within the village of Beach Park is three (3) domestic canines and three (3) domestic felines.
1. Licensed kennel operators, pounds, animal shelters, pet shop operators and dog dealers as defined in the Illinois animal welfare act existing before the effective date of this chapter are exempt from this section.
2. Households located with multi-unit structures (apartments, condominiums, etc.) will be limited to the number of dogs and cats as so specified in this subsection however, owners/landlords of such multi-unit housing, condominium associations or other applicable authorities may further limit the number of animals in said units.
3. Any owner or person who keeps or harbors more than the permitted number of dogs or cats before the effective date of this chapter shall not be allowed to obtain or replace the dogs or cats that are in excess of that which is allowed.
4. Failure to comply with this section within seven (7) calendar days of receiving a notice of violation from the village, authorized agent or law enforcement agency could result in receiving a "notice of violation and summons" to appear in adjudication court. The court, upon hearing evidence of the alleged violation, shall and can order removal of all animals by the Lake County animal warden in excess of that which is allowed. (All costs incurred for the removal of the animal(s) are the sole responsibility of the animal owner.) (Ord. 2007-O-84 § 2)