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(A) No person shall keep or maintain any animal in the city in such a manner so as to become a public nuisance or to disturb the peace, comfort or health of any person residing within the city. The keeping of all animals within the city shall also be subject to all pertinent regulations of Ch. 90 of this code of ordinances and the state’s Health Department.
(B) (1) No animal shall be kept on any lot or parcel of land or property within the city territorial limits consisting of less than 10,000 square feet in area.
(2) However, this provision shall not apply to small household pets, such as dogs or cats, or those animals kept or maintained for commercial purposes, which is a lawful use under the Zoning Code.
(C) (1) Any person having the custody and control of any dog, cat or other domestic animal on public property shall have the responsibility for cleaning up the excrement of the animal and disposing of such feces in a sanitary manner. It shall also be the duty of said person to have in his or her possession suitable equipment or supplies to pick up, remove and dispose of the animal excrement.
(2) No person shall allow excessive animal excrement to accumulate on his or her premises, including his or her yard. For purposes of this section, EXCESSIVE shall mean more than five separate deposits or droppings of animal excrement. Excessive accumulation of animal excrement is a public nuisance and shall constitute a violation of this chapter, subject to the remedies set forth in §§ 92.18 and 92.99 of this chapter.
(D) No person shall deposit any dead animal matter, offal or any solid animal matter in any sewer, watercourse, vacant lot, public right-of-way or pond or lake in the city. The depositing of the refuse of animal matter in any such place is a public nuisance and shall constitute a violation of this chapter, subject to the remedies set forth in §§ 92.18 and 92.99 of this chapter.
(1984 Code, § 92.11) (Ord. O-13-03, passed 4-1-2003; Ord. O-32-16, passed 11-15-2016) Penalty, see § 92.99