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As used in this chapter, the following items shall have the following meanings, unless the content clearly indicated that a different meaning is intended:
ALTERED: Any animal permanently incapable of procreation.
ANIMAL: Any mammal or bird or a species that is susceptible to rabies, except man.
AT LARGE: Being neither confined by an enclosure nor physically restrained by a leash, chain or rope.
BITE: To seize with teeth causing a break in the skin.
CAT: A member of the feline family.
CITY ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: That person who is responsible for the enforcement of this chapter.
CITY SHELTER: Any establishment authorized by the city for the confinement, maintenance, safekeeping and control of dogs or other animals that come into custody of the city animal control officer in the performance of his/her official duties.
COLLAR: A band or strap worn around the neck constructed of leather, nylon or a similar material.
DANGEROUS DOG/VICIOUS ANIMAL: Any dog, or animal of the order carnivora that has a propensity to attack, to cause injury to or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other animals without provocation, or that has been so declared after a hearing before a justice of the peace or the city magistrate. The following shall be prima facie evidence of an animal's dangerous or vicious nature:
A. Has, without provocation, attacked or bitten a person engaged in a lawful activity; or
B. Has, while off the property of its owner and without provocation, killed or seriously injured another animal; or
C. Has, without provocation, chased, confronted, or approached a person on a street, sidewalk or other public property in a menacing fashion such as would put an average person in fear of attack; and
D. Has exhibited a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, cause injury or threaten the safety of persons or other animals without provocation; or
E. Has acted in a manner that causes or should cause its owner to know that it is potentially vicious;
F. Has been trained for dog fighting or is owned or kept for the purpose of dog fighting.
DIRECT SUPERVISION: When a dog is kept within the visual range of the owner or custodian at all times while the dog is outside.
DOG: A member of the canis familiaris family.
DOMESTIC ANIMALS OTHER THAN DOGS AND CATS: Horses, cattle, mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, swine or animal of like nature.
EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS: Those elements that are likely to lead to serious physical injury or death of the dog, including temperatures below thirty two degrees Fahrenheit (32°F) and above one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (100°F), or presence of a monsoon, thunderstorm, flashflood, tornado or dust storm warning issued by any local, State or national weather authority.
HOUSEHOLD PETS: Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, and amphibians which are commonly kept as pets and whose primary value is personal enjoyment which shall not be raised for breeding or commercial purposes and which shall be limited to species whose presence in the neighborhood does not arouse unusual community interest or curiosity sufficient to attract the community residents to a specific neighborhood.
IMPOUND: The act of taking or receiving into custody by the City animal control officer, any animal pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or Arizona Revised Statutes.
INDIRECT SUPERVISION: When an owner or custodian is on the property at all times with the ability to monitor the dog periodically.
KENNEL: The harboring, keeping or maintaining of dogs or cats for any of the following purposes:
A. To breed and promote for sale more than an aggregate of three (3) litters per year.
B. To board dogs or cats for remuneration, or safe keeping.
OWNER: Any person having right of property or custody of an animal, or any person who keeps, harbors, or knowingly permits an animal on or about any premises owned or leased by that person for a period of more than five (5) consecutive days.
POULTRY: Chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl or other domestic fowl.
SWIVEL MECHANISM: A device, such as a pulley or carbineer, which allows the tether to turn or rotate freely from the connection.
TETHER: A steel cable, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened so as to limit its range of movement within an area on private property.
TROLLEY SYSTEM OR CABLE RUN: A steel cable affixed to and running between two (2) stationary objects, and to which a carbineer or pulley is attached for connecting a tether.
UNALTERED: Any animal capable of procreation.
VACCINATION: The administration of an antirabies vaccine to animals by a veterinarian.
VETERINARIAN: Any veterinarian licensed to practice in Arizona or any veterinarian employed in Arizona by a government agency unless otherwise indicated.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL: Hospital licensed to practice in the State of Arizona that provides clinical facilities and houses animal or birds for dental, medical, or surgical treatment.
WILD ANIMAL: Any animal or hybrid thereof or any predatory noxious animal, except dogs, cats and domestic animals. (Ord. 05-590, 5-23-2005; Ord. 18-883, 12-10-2018)