1.   Household pets. The keeping of “pets” such as dogs and cats are allowed in all zoning districts. This provision also allows for the keeping of indoor birds (such as parrots, parakeets and canaries). Fish and other pets which will at all times be kept within a fully enclosed dwelling or accessory building provided there are not odors, noise, insects, or other nuisances caused by the keeping of such animals which would affect the health and welfare of the occupants of surrounding properties, but not non-household animals as defined below.
2.   Non-household animals. The keeping of non-household animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, or any breed, strain, or crossbreed thereof, bees, poultry and other non-household birds shall be prohibited except in those zoning districts in which they are specifically allowed.
3.   Project animals. This provision is intended to allow for the non-commercial keeping of non-household animals as “project animals” officially associated with the 4-H or Future Farmers of America in residential zones where they are not specifically allowed. The keeping of up to nine (9) “project animals” shall be allowed on premises. Any one (1) project may include up to three (3) adult rabbits, poultry (except roosters and geese, which are not permitted), or other non-hoofed animals.
a.   Annually a completed form, prescribed by the Development Services Department , with name and physical address of each applicant and type, duration and number of animals of each project shall be submitted to the Development Services Department by said resident-poultry, rabbits and other small animal projects shall be allowed in any residentially zoned lot less than one (1) acre by special permit only.
b.   Pens, stables, cages and other shelters for such animal projects shall not be located in the required front or street-side yard setback or closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. All such structures shall be kept in a neat and sightly manner and shall be controlled daily from refuse, manure, flies and other nuisances at all times. Storage of feed, equipment and other material related to such animals shall be kept within an enclosed building.
4.   Nuisance. Where the keeping of such project animals becomes a nuisance, the Development Services Director shall have the authority to require a reduction in the number of and/or removal of such animals. Normally the Director will allow a ten (10) day grace period for compliance to the Ordinance. In exceptional cases the Director shall require immediate removal of such animals.
a.   The provisions of the Ordinance are not intended to authorize the keeping of animals, regardless of number, size or type, in a manner which constitutes a nuisance and which impairs the enjoyment or use of nearby properties or violates other legal applicable land use restrictions the properties are subject to.
b.   Performance standards
i.   Odors: emission of odorous gases or other odorous matter shall be contained in such quantities so as not to be offensive, or create a public nuisance or hazard. Odors normal to the raising of livestock will not be considered a violation of performance standards unless such odors are excessive due to overcrowding, poor sanitation or other poor management.
ii.   Burning for agricultural purposes or other purposes as permitted by the Chino Valley Fire District shall be exempted from the above performance standards.
(Ord. 08-707, passed 10-23-2008)