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As used in this Chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section:
ANIMAL: Any living, vertebrate creature, domestic or wild, not including man.
CAT: Any member of the family Felidae.
DANGEROUS ANIMAL: Any animal with the propensity to do any act, without provocation, that might endanger the safety of any person or property of another.
DOG: Any member of the family Canidae.
HUMANE SOCIETY: The Hinsdale Humane Society, a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
LEASH: A cord, thong, or chain not more than ten feet (10') in length with which a dog may be controlled by the person accompanying such dog.
OWNER: Any person owning, harboring, or keeping an animal. For the purposes of this Chapter, a person owning, occupying, or lawfully in control of any premises on which an animal remains or to which it customarily returns daily for a period of ten (10) days or longer, or who knowingly permits an animal to remain on such premises, or who acts as custodian of an animal shall be presumed to be owning, harboring, or keeping such animal.
PUBLIC NUISANCE: Any animal or animals which:
A.Chases passersby or passing vehicles;
B.Attacks other animals or persons;
C.Is at large at any time;
D.Damages private or public property; or
E.Barks, howls, cries, meows, or runs at large, so as to disrupt the peace of the neighborhood. An animal nuisance is the responsibility of the owner.
RESTRAINED: Any animal on the owner's premises, on a stout leash, or at heel near a person who is capable of managing and controlling such animal and obedient to such person's command. (Ord. 91-03-11; amd. 2000 Code)