For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ANIMAL. Any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild.
   ANIMAL SHELTER. Any facility operated by a humane society or municipal agency, or its authorized agents, for the purpose of impounding or caring for animals held under the authority of this chapter or state law.
   KENNEL. Any premises wherein any person engages in the business of boarding, breeding, buying, letting for hire, training for a fee, or selling cats and dogs.
   OWNER. Any person, partnership, or corp- oration owning, keeping, or harboring one or more animals. An animal shall be deemed harbored if it is fed or sheltered for three or more consecutive days.
   PET. Any animal kept for pleasure and not denied by state law or by this code of ordinances or any ordinance of the town.
   PUBLIC NUISANCE. Any animal that:
      (1)   Runs at-large;
      (2)   Attacks other animals;
      (3)   Molests passersby or passing vehicles;
      (4)   Barks, whines, or howls in an excessive, continuous, or untimely fashion;
      (5)   Damages private or public property;
      (6)   Runs at-large while in heat; or
      (7)   Trespasses on school grounds.
   RESTRAINED ANIMAL. Any animal: secured by a leash or led or under the control of a responsible person and obedient to the person(s) commands; or within the real property limits of its owner.
   VICIOUS ANIMAL. An animal that constitutes a physical threat to human beings or other animals.
   WILD ANIMAL. Any live monkey (nonhuman primate), raccoon, skunk, fox, poisonous snake, leopard, panther, tiger, lion, or lynx; or any other warm-blooded animal that can normally be found in the wild state.
(Prior Code, § 6-11)  (Ord. 1993-3, passed 3-13-1993)