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(A) All vicious animals shall be confined in an enclosure. It shall be unlawful for any owner to maintain a vicious animal upon any premises which does not have an enclosure.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any owner to allow any vicious animal to be outside of the dwelling of the owner or outside of its enclosure unless it is necessary for the owner to obtain veterinary care for the vicious animal or to sell or give away the vicious animal, or to comply with commands or directions of the Animal Control Officer or a Police Department officer. In such event, the vicious animal shall be restrained with a chain having a minimum tensile strength of 300 pounds and not exceeding three feet in length, or other appropriate device, and shall be under the direct control and supervision of the owner of the vicious animal. In addition, the vicious animal shall be muzzled or otherwise restrained in a manner that will prevent the animal from biting or otherwise inflicting injury on a person or animal, but that will not cause injury to the vicious animal or interfere with its vision or respiration.
(Ord. 4-2001, passed 5-7-01) Penalty, see § 10.99