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(A) As used herein the following words shall have the following meanings:
(1) The word “person” shall mean any natural person, corporation, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association, or any combination thereof;
(2) The words “Pit Bull Terrier” (also commonly known as pit bull dog) shall mean any dog which either:
(a) Is registered with the American Kennel Club as either an American Staffordshire terrier or a Staffordshire bull terrier;
(b) Is registered with the United Kennel Club as an American pit bull terrier;
(c) Conforms to any of the attached standards of the American Kennel Club for the American Staffordshire terrier or the Staffordshire bull terrier (as attached hereto and made part hereof by reference) or to any of the attached standards of the United Kennel Club for the American pit bull terrier (as attached hereto and made part hereof by reference); or
(d) Has predominant physical characteristics which are those of either the American Staffordshire terrier or the Staffordshire bull terrier indicated in the attached standards of the American Kennel Club or the American pit bull terrier of the United Kennel Club.
(B) It is hereby determined that pit bull terriers have inherently vicious and dangerous propensities; and are potentially hazardous and unreasonably dangerous to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens, residents and inhabitants of the city. Therefore, the ownership, location, maintenance, keeping, harboring or use of pit bull terriers in the city is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
(C) No person shall cause, permit, promote, aid, assist, encourage or engage in the ownership, location, maintenance, keeping, harboring or use of pit bull terriers in the city, unless such person is a veterinarian licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and engages in the business thereof, at the address indicated in the occupational license issued therefor, by the city.
(Ord. 2006-2, passed 2-7-06)