505.26 RESTRAINT OF DANGEROUS, AGGRESSIVE OR VICIOUS DOGS.
   (a)   No owner of a dangerous, aggressive or vicious dog shall fail to do one of the following:
      (1)   Keep the dog inside the owner’s home;
      (2)   Keep the dog in a securely locked fenced yard deemed suitable for the dog by the Police Chief, his designee or the investigating officer or a locked enclosure at least five feet by ten feet which has a secure top and sides.  If the enclosure has no bottom securely attached to the sides, the sides must be embedded into the ground no less than two feet or it must have a concrete base with the fencing securely attached or anchored to the concrete perimeter to a depth of six inches;
      (3)   Keep the dog muzzled on a chain-link leash that is not more than six feet in length which is held in the hand of a person who is of suitable age, size and discretion to control the dog and who is outside with the dog.
   (b)   It is an affirmative defense to a charge of violation of this section that the dog was otherwise kept in a manner in compliance with this chapter, and that the dog was lawfully engaged in hunting or in training for the purpose of hunting and accompanied by the owner, keeper or harborer.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord.  36-2019.  Passed 6-10-19.)