(A)   Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this chapter or in the this Code of Ordinances as amended, no person shall keep, harbor or allow to be kept any animal, except domesticated cats, dogs, fish or birds within a home, within an area zoned residential, commercial or industrial in the city.
   (B)   No person shall keep or maintain more than 12 mature rabbits in any residential area and no pen, hutch or other structure designed to confine or shelter a rabbit or rabbits shall be so located that any portion of such pen, hutch or other structure is closer than 50 feet from the adjoining property.
   (C)   No person shall keep or maintain more than six fowl or poultry, or birds in any residential area within the corporate limits of the city. Any fowl, poultry or birds must be contained in a pen or structure designed to confine or shelter fowl, poultry or birds within the rear yard of a residence. Domesticated birds may be kept in the home.
   (D)   No person shall keep or maintain any wild animal, poisonous reptile, or other animal normally wild and dangerous to human life.
   (E)   It is no defense to a violation of this section that the owner or keeper of the animal has attempted to domesticate the animal.
   (F)   (1)   Any person(s) who maintains fowl or poultry in a residential area shall consent to periodic inspections of a structure or pen used for purpose of keeping poultry or fowl to allow a reasonable inspection of the pen or structure.
      (2)   Any person(s) who does not consent to an inspection shall be deemed in noncompliance and subject to penalties as outlined in this chapter.
(Ord. 738, passed 6-5-00; Am. Ord. 857, passed 4-20-09; Am. Ord. 950, passed 5-4-15) Penalty, see § 90.99