(a)    The owning, keeping or harboring within the City by any person of any dog or other animal which by habitual barking, biting or howling, or by trespassing upon the premises of others, or which destroys or damages property, or which in any way disturbs the peace and quiet of the City and its inhabitants or creates offensive odors or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public, may be declared a nuisance upon proper order by a court before whom any complaint concerning such animal is heard.
   (b)    Any animal which scratches, digs, urinates or defecates upon any lawn, tree, shrub, plant, building or any other public or private property, other then the property of the owner or person in charge or control of such animal, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
   (c)    No person being the owner or in charge or control of any dog shall allow or permit such dog to commit a nuisance on any school grounds, City park or other public property, or upon any private property other than that of the owner or person in charge
or control of such dog without the permission of the owner of such property. Where the owner or person in charge or control of such dog immediately removes all feces deposited by such dog and disposes of same in a sanitary manner, such nuisance shall be considered abated.
   (d)    Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for each subsequent offense such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 26-1978. Passed 5-23-78.)