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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CAT. Any feline, whether male, female or altered, three or more months of age
COMPANION ANIMAL. Any domestic animal which is owned, kept, harbored and cared for as a companion or pet, and is otherwise compliant with the requirements of this chapter.
CRUELTY. Includes any cruel or inhumane treatment of a dog, cat or other domestic animal, including beating, torturing, mutilating, maliciously killing; failing to provide food, drink and shelter; or abandoning any dog, cat or other domestic animal.
DANGEROUS, VICIOUS or WILD/FERAL. Any animal that poses a danger or hazard to humans, companion animals, guide dogs or K-9; all carnivorous and omnivorous mammals, fowl, amphibians and reptiles (except for common breeds of domestic house cats and dogs), including but not limited to lions, tigers, leopards, ocelots, jaguars, cheetahs, poisonous reptiles, poisonous insects, primates, wild/feral animals and fowl; all animals designated as an endangered species.
DOG. Any canine, whether male, female or altered, three or more months of age.
DOMESTIC ANIMAL. Any animal kept for domestic purposes, three or more months of age.
DOMESTIC ANIMAL AT LARGE. Any animal which is off the property of its owner and not under the control of a responsible person.
FARM ANIMAL or LIVESTOCK. Includes, but is not limited to, horses, mules, bison, cattle, goats, sheep, swine and fowl.
GUIDE DOG. Any dog trained and used to aid the blind or hearing impaired.
K-9. Dog trained and used in the performance of official police duties authorized by the Chief of Police and assigned to a sworn peace officer.
OWNER or KEEPER. Any person having a right of property in a dog, cat or other domestic animal; any person who keeps or harbors a dog, cat or other domestic animal; any person who has a dog, cat or other domestic animal in his or her care or who acts as its custodian; any person who knowingly permits a dog, cat or other domestic animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by him or her.
RABIES INOCULATION or VACCINATION. The injection, subcutaneously or otherwise, as approved by the Department of Agriculture of the state, of canine or feline anti-rabatic vaccine.
RESTRAINT. A dog, cat or other domestic animal is under RESTRAINT within the meaning of this chapter if he or she is controlled by a leash; is at HEAL beside a responsible person, or obedient to that person’s commands; is within a vehicle being driven or parked on the streets; or is within the property limits of his or her owner or keeper.
(Ord. 911, passed 4-16-2008)