(A)   No person shall own or harbor more than five dogs or seven cats or a combination of seven dogs and cats unless approved by the Department of Planning Services.
   (B)   A person owning or harboring more than one unaltered dog or cat over the over the age of five months shall be required to obtain a kennel/cattery permit.
      (1)   A person who complies with the numbers limits but who owns or harbors more than one intact dog or cat shall apply for a residential kennel/cattery permit which will be issued only after inspection and approval by the Department. Permits are valid for one year from date of issuance and shall be renewed by the permit holder annually. Residential kennel/cattery permits may be denied or revoked by the Department for cause.
      (2)   Residential kennel/cattery permit application eligibility requires:
         (a)   A maximum of three unaltered dogs or cats;
         (b)   Animal enclosures shall be maintained and located within the interior of the owner or harborer's principal residence on the owner or harborer's property;
         (c)   The animal(s) shall have adequate exercise space for the breed and number of dogs and/or cats maintained;
         (d)   The owner or harborer does not have a history of previous ordinance violations; and
         (e)   The owner or harborer can provide documentation for current vaccinations for all dogs and cats at the inspection or prior to paying for the kennel/cattery permit, if all other areas have passed inspection.
            1.   The owner or harborer will have until the final notice date to come into compliance with pet registrations, rabies vaccination and kennel/cattery permit requirements and may not be denied for any of the above unless one of the criteria in (B)(2)(a) to (d) of this section is not met.
            2.   The initiating call and any issuance of citations at the initial call are not an immediate denial for the kennel/cattery permit.
      (3)   Cause for revocation of an issued kennel/cattery permit shall include but is not limited to: animal fighting, human or animal bites, Animals not restrained, substantiated neighborhood nuisance complaints, failure to obtain and renew permits, breeding without a breeder's permit, failing to maintain current rabies vaccination status, and exceeding the numbers limit for animal ownership and/or harboring as identified in division (A) hereof.
      (4)   Kennel/cattery permits shall be renewed annually and pet registrations for animals registered under any such permit will be issued with the permit.
      (5)   Costs.
         (a)   Two unaltered dog or cats:   $400
         (b)   Three unaltered dog or cats:   $500
   (C)   A commercial kennel/cattery permit requires zoning approval along with a Department inspection and approval.
      (1)   6- 15 dogs/cats:   $500
      (2)   16-25 dogs/cats:   $750
      (3)   26 or more dogs/cats:   $1,000
      (4)   Each animal(s) owned by the permit holder shall be individually registered with the Department. Animals being boarded by the permit holder in connection with the operation of a boarding business will be registered by the owners of their respective boarded animals.
   (D)   A person boarding dogs or cats for compensation is required to obtain a kennel/cattery permit.
   (E)   An exhibitor owning or harboring up to five unaltered dogs or cats over the age of five months shall register the animal(s) annually under an exhibitor's permit. The exhibitor permit shall be issued upon submission of eight "Confirmation of Show Entry" forms issued by the American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, American Cat Fanciers Association or other similar national registry, for the 12 month period preceding the date of registration. Such confirmation forms shall be issued by the show organizers and shall include owner's name and address, show date and location, animal's name, and class entry. Each such animal shall be issued a pet registration tag under the exhibitor's permit registration. An exhibitor's permit covers only those unaltered animal(s) registered thereunder. An exhibitor's permit is not intended to preclude any other permit to which an owner may be entitled under this § 91.054; nor is it meant to replace any other permit which is required by this chapter. The exhibitor is required to be in compliance with all other state and municipal laws, ordinances and regulations.
      (1)   Cost. Up to five unaltered dogs/cats and must be all one species: $300.
   (F)   Permits will be issued under this section only after inspection and approval by the Department, provided all other requirements of this chapter are met.
   (G)   A late fee will be assessed for a permit renewal that is in excess of 30 days beyond the expiration date. A permit reinstatement fee will be assessed when requesting re-inspection for approval after a revocation of a permit has occurred.
(Ord. G-23-18, passed 9-25-18)