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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain, keep, or possess a wild animal, as per the 71st Legislature Regular Session 1989, House Bill 1687.
(B) The provisions of division (A) of this section shall not apply to the following:
(1) Veterinarians keeping animals at the veterinarian's regular place of business during periods of time the animals or fowl are being treated for disease or injury, or observed in the course of such treatment. Nor shall the provisions of division (A) of this section apply to citizens caring for animals or fowl under a veterinarian's care and supervision for the purpose of treatment or care.
(2) Animals kept, maintained, and used in the course of scientific research at an established business location or under condition approved by the Animal Services Division.
(3) Circuses, traveling shows, zoos, and auction barns operating under permit or sanction of the city.
(4) Animals or fowl, such as baby chickens, hares, pigeons, and ducks, kept at an established place of business dealing in farm and ranch supplies and which animals or fowl are domesticated and marketable for human consumption; provided, that the animals or fowl are kept and maintained in an enclosure which is dry, sanitary, cleaned regularly and free of accumulations of odor-causing debris and fecal matter.
(5) Animals, fowl, and bees kept and maintained on land for agricultural use, provided the land is in a tract of ten acres or more, and the animals or fowl are not kept within a distance of 250 feet from the residence of any person not the owner of such animals or fowl.
(Ord. 92-08, passed 4-23-92; Am. Ord. 2014-30, passed 11-18-14) Penalty, see § 10.99