§ 91.071  DOGS AND CATS UNDER RESTRAINT; FEMALES IN HEAT TO BE KEPT UNDER RESTRAINT.
   (A)   All dogs and cats shall be humanely and safely kept under restraint.  It is an animal owner’s responsibility to ensure that animals on and off their real property be restrained.
      (1)   While on their real property they are to be kept:
         (a)   Inside of the owner’s home or residence;
         (b)   In an enclosed and locked pen or kennel with secure sides, top and bottom, with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Such pen must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and comply with all city zoning and building codes; or
         (c)   Within a fenced area of sufficient quality and height as to prevent escape over, under or through the enclosure, not to in any way allow the animal to cross the owner’s property line; and
         (d)   Such a way to no animal is tethered, chained or leashed unattended.
      (2)   When off the real property, animals shall be on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length.  The leash shall not contain any weight bearing objects, nor shall it be used to keep the animal tied unattended.
   (B)   Every female dog or cat in season shall be confined in a residence or secure enclosure in a manner that the female dog or cat cannot come into contact with another animal.  Breeding of any dog or cat within the city without a valid kennel permit (as defined in § 121.20) is prohibited.
(Prior Code, § 91.51)  (Ord. 4109, passed 7-14-1975; Am. Ord. 7170, passed 6-12-1989; Am. Ord. 8567, passed 5-24-2004; Am. Ord. 8770, passed 7-24-2006)  Penalty, see § 91.999