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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONTROL. The management of the location and/or direction of travel of the animal.
OWNER OF AN ANIMAL. A person who has a right of proprietorship in such animal, as well as a person who has possession or care of an animal even if such person has no right of property in such animal.
OWNER’S PROPERTY. Land which is owned by the animal owner or which the animal owner rents as well as land on which the animal owner has permission to be with his or her animal.
(B) No person shall:
(1) While not on the animal owner’s property, have or permit his or her animal to be outside of a structure or vehicle unless the animal is on a leash and under control;
(2) Permit his or her animal or an animal under his or her possession to defecate at a location which is not the owner’s property; provided, however, it shall not be a violation of this section if the feces is immediately cleaned up and placed in a trash receptacle or taken to a location where the owner has permission to dispose of the feces; and/or
(3) Have or permit an animal required to be licensed, required to be immunized against rabies, or both to be outside the owner’s property unless licensed as required by law and unless wearing its license tag and evidence of rabies immunization if required by law.
(Prior Code, § 9.122) (Ord. 651, passed 4-5-1999; Ord. 658, passed 3-6-2000; Ord. 702, passed 5-16-2005; Ord. 735, passed 11-17-2008) Penalty, see § 10.99