618.17   OUTDOOR FEEDING PROHIBITED.
   (a)   (1)   No person, unless authorized by law, shall knowingly or recklessly leave food or any other type of feed outdoors unattended so as to attract animals running at large or wild animals. The feeding of one's own animal(s) or wild birds on their premises shall be the exception so long as the feed does not attract animals whether running at large or wild from public property, public ways or private property not owned by the person feeding one's own animal(s).
      (2)   It shall be prima facie evidence of willful violation of this section if a person, not authorized by law, shall knowingly or recklessly:
         A.   Leave food or any other type of feed outdoors unattended not in the presence of the owner's animal; or
         B.   Allow animals running at large, stray or wild animals to feed on one's own property.
   (b)   By leaving food or any other type of feed outdoors unattended which does attract animals running at large or stray, the person feeding the animal(s) shall be deemed to be the owner, keeper, harborer or one who has charge of any such animal(s) running at large or stray for purposes of Sections 618.01, 618.02 and 618.13.
   (c)   Each charge or service cost for the animal pickup of an animal running at large or stray shall be collected from the owner, keeper, harborer or one who has charge of any such animal(s) running at large or stray. If the same is not paid within 30 days after mailing notice of such costs to the owner, such amount shall be certified to the County Auditor for collection, the same as other taxes and assessments are collected.
   (d)   Whoever violates this section as a first time offender is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
   (e)   Whoever violates any provision of this section in a second or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a fourth degree misdemeanor.
(Ord. 14-14.  Passed 8-18-14.)