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A. No owner, keeper or person having custody or control of any dog or other animal shall allow or permit such dog or other animal to urinate or defecate on any public property or any improved private property other than that of the owners, keeper or person who has accepted custody or control of such dog or other animal. It shall be the duty of all persons having control of such dog or other animal to curb the dog or other animal in order to carry out the intent of this section.
B. No owner or keeper of a dog or other animal shall allow or permit such dog or other animal, whether licensed or unlicensed, to be or run at large within the city, in or upon any public place or premises, or in or upon any private place or premises other than those of the owner or keeper, except with the consent of the person in charge of the private place or premises, unless such dog or other animal is securely restrained by a substantial leash not to exceed six feet in length and is in charge and control of person competent to keep such dog or other animal under effective charge and control. For the purposes of this section, any dog or other animal in or upon any vehicle shall be deemed to be on the premises of the operator thereof.
C. It is unlawful to keep, harbor or own any dog or other animal, whether licensed or not, which by howling, yelping, barking or in any other manner disturbs or annoys any person or persons in the neighborhood where the animal is kept. The creation of such disturbance by any animal shall constitute a nuisance.
D. If a police officer finds an animal committing a disturbance under the terms of subsection C of this section and there is no one on the premises to silence the animal, or otherwise control it, then the police officer shall take the animal into custody and place it in the pound where the animal can be redeemed only upon paying the established pound fees. Written notice of the whereabouts of the animal shall be left attached to the front door of the premises, and a certified letter shall be mailed to the occupant of the premises forthwith notifying said occupant of the whereabouts of the animal. If the animal is not reclaimed from the pound within ten days, the poundmaster shall dispose of the animal in the usual and customary manner.
E. No owner or keeper or person having custody or control of any dog or other animal shall allow or permit the feces or urine waste of that animal to collect or build up in a manner which causes an offensive odor or attracts flies, or in any way constitutes a health hazard on the property of the owner, keeper or person having custody or control of such animal or the property of any other person. If the poundmaster or any police officer determines that there is a violation of this subsection, a verbal or written notice shall be issued to the individual in apparent charge of the property, ordering the violation to be corrected within twenty-four hours. If the violation is not corrected within twenty-four hours, the owners, keeper or person having custody or control of such animal and/or such premises shall be subject to punishment for violations of this section as set forth below.
F. Any person, firm, or corporation who violates the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an infraction, and upon conviction thereof the person, firm or corporation shall be guilty of a separate offense for each day during any portion of which a violation of any subdivision of this section is committed, continued or permitted by such person, firm or corporation, and each separate offense shall be punishable as provided herein.
(Ord. 415 § 1, 1982: Ord. 409 §l, 1982: Ord. 393(part), 1982; Ord. 255 §§ 2--4, 1972).