(A)   For purposes of this chapter, the term "COMPANION ANIMAL HOARDER" shall mean a person who:
      (1)   Possesses a large number of companion animals;
      (2)   Fails to or is unable to provide the animals with sufficient wholesome and nutritious food, potable water, shelter from the weather, or veterinary care to treat or prevent diseases, maladies or other health problems;
      (3)   Keeps the companion animals in a severely overcrowded environment; and
      (4)   Displays an inability to recognize or understand the nature of, or has a reckless disregard for, the conditions under which the companion animals are living and the deleterious impact they have on the health and well-being of the animals and the individuals living with the animals.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to be a companion animal hoarder.
(Ord. 8314, passed 6-3-03; Am. Ord. 8330, passed 12-2-03; Am. Ord. 8633, passed 2-3-09)  Penalty, see § 90.99