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As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words shall mean:
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: The custodian selected by the city council to be responsible for the operation of the dog pound.
AT LARGE: Any dog off or away from the premises of the owner, possessor or keeper thereof and not under the control of such owner, possessor or keeper, or his agent or servant or a member of his immediate family. A dog shall be deemed under the control of said owner or family member if it is within immediate call, or if it is within the immediate view and within distance of call, if it is on a leash, cord or chain, or if it is within direct command of the owner or immediate family member.
DOG: Any male, neutered male, female, or spayed female dog of any age.
IMPOUNDED: Having been received into the custody of the city pound or into the custody of any authorized agent or representative of the city.
OWNER: When applied to the proprietorship of a dog, shall mean any person or persons, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring a dog.
POUND: An animal shelter, lot, premises or building maintained by or authorized or employed by the city for the confinement or care of dogs seized either under the provision of this chapter or otherwise.
UNLICENSED DOG: A dog for which the license for the current year has not been paid, or to which the tag provided for in this chapter is not attached.
VICIOUS DOG: A. Any dog which is dangerously aggressive, including, but not limited to, any dog which in a vicious or dangerous manner, approaches any person in an apparent attitude of attack, upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public ground.
B. Any dog with a propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack; to cause injury; or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other animals.
C. Any dog which bites, inflicts injury, assaults or otherwise attacks a human being or domestic animal on public or private property.
WILD ANIMALS: Any animal living in a natural, undomesticated state. (1979 Code § 13-241; amd. 1998 Code; Ord. 2009-2, 10-22-2009; Ord. 2019-1, 6-13-2019)