608.13  ANIMALS AT LARGE.
   (a)   Generally.  No person, being the owner or keeper thereof, shall suffer or permit a horse, mule, ass, bovine, pig, sheep, goat, goose or other domestic animal to be at large at any time in the City.
(Adopting Ordinance)
   (b)   Dangerous Animals.  No person, being the owner or keeper thereof, shall knowingly suffer or permit a dangerous, unruly, fierce or mischievous animal to be at large to the danger, annoyance or damage of another person.
(Ord. 7.  Passed 6-17-19.)
   (c)   Dogs or Other Animals.  No owner or keeper of a dog or other animal shall fail to keep such dog or other animal at all times under restraint or permit such dog or other animal to be at large off the premises of the property of such owner or keeper unless such dog or other animal is on a leash securely fastened to a collar or harness of the dog or other animal of sufficient strength to keep such dog or other animal under complete control. If a ticket is served upon the owner or keeper of a dog or other animal pursuant to this section, the owner or keeper shall have a period of 14 days from the date the ticket is mailed to him or her to pay a seventy-five dollar ($75.00) administrative fee to the Mayor’s secretary at the City Hall of the City of Christopher in lieu of any fine or courts costs which could be assessed for the violation. If the administrative fee is timely paid, the ticket will not be filed. The City shall not file the ticket until a period of 14 days has elapsed from the date the ticket is mailed. Once the ticket is filed, the regular penalty provisions of this chapter shall be applied in assessing a fine and costs if the owner or keeper of a dog or other animal pleads guilty or is found guilty of this offense.
(Ord. 651.  Passed 9-12-94; Ord. 887.  Passed 7-12-10.)
   (d)   Animal Waste.
      (1)   Property of others.  Except as provided below no person who has custody of a dog, cat or other animal shall permit such animal to defecate upon the property other than that of the owner or custodian unless the custodian immediately thereafter cleans up and removes such animal excrement from such property. No person who has custody of a dog, cat or other animal shall walk or escort such animal off the property of the owner or custodian unless the person is in possession of equipment to clean up any excrement which may be deposited by such animal upon any property other than that of the owner or custodian. This section shall apply to feces left by the pet whether on public or private property.
      (2)   Property of owner or custodian.  Animal excrement which has been permitted to be deposited on the property of the owner or custodian of the animal shall be removed within 24 hours and shall be deposited in a suitable waste container.
      (3)   The penalty provision of division (c) above shall also apply to this division (d).
(Ord. 983.  Passed 4-9-18.)