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A. Any animal off the premises of the owner, and not under the control of and on leash held by the owner or a member of the owner's immediate family or other authorized person, or temporarily tethered by leash in an area open to the public so as not to cause an obstruction in any fashion, will be considered in violation of this chapter except as follows:
1. Obedience trained animals participating in obedience training, field trials, shows or other similar competitions, when such animals are under the control of voice commands, and are obedient to those commands, and do not come into physical contact with other persons or animals.
2. Authorized animals that are under the control of voice commands, and are obedient to those commands, that do not come into physical contact with other persons or animals and are being trained for search and rescue, law enforcement, or assistance animals with permission from the chief of police.
3. Animals in areas specifically designated for off leash use. Such areas shall be designated by resolution adopted by the governing body of the city of Cody.
4. Venomous animals or other animals that may cause injury to others must be kept in a secure container when being transported in or through a public place.
B. Any such animal found "at large" in the city may be impounded by the community service officer or an authorized person of the city. Owners of any animal anywhere within the city limits shall be liable for all damage done to private or public property by such animal whether by accident or otherwise. (Ord. 2012-10, 6-5-2012)