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As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply unless specified otherwise:
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: Any duly appointed and qualified city animal control officer, as well as any sworn city police officer.
ATTITUDE OF ATTACK: Behavior of a dog that leads a reasonable person to believe the dog is going to inflict injury upon the person or another, which behavior may include growling, barking, baring of teeth, tense or stiff posture, raised hackles, lunging, or nipping.
BEE: Any stage Apis mellifera and all European subspecies.
BITE: Any abrasion, scratch, puncture, laceration, bruise, tear or piercing of the skin caused by the teeth of an animal.
CONTINUOUSLY: Any noise that is repeated with less than one (1) minute of silence between the noises.
ENCLOSURE: Any confined space closed on all sides to prevent escape and provide protection from the elements, including a vehicle, pen, cage, or kennel.
HIVE: A receptacle, container, or part of a container, natural or artificial, used as a domicile for bees that is clearly recognized for that use.
HOBBYIST APIARY SITE: An apiary site registered by a hobbyist beekeeper.
HOBBYIST BEEKEEPER: A person who owns a total of no more than two (2) hives.
LIVESTOCK: Cattle, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, and other domesticated animals normally used or raised on a farm.
OWNER: A person over the age of eighteen (18) who owns, keeps, or harbors an animal. A person listed on a dog license, multiple animal license, or dangerous dog license is presumed to be an owner.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON: A person over the age of eighteen (18) who possesses an animal or the parent or guardian of a person under the age of eighteen (18) who possesses an animal, irrespective of whether the person is an owner.
SEVERE INJURY: Any physical injury consisting of a broken bone, muscle tear, disfiguring laceration, or more than one (1) bite or deep puncture. (Ord. 3282, 7-13-2020)