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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ABANDONMENT. The voluntary relinquishment of possession by the owner with the intention of terminating his or her ownership but without vesting it in any other person.
ANIMAL. Primarily means all members of the canine, feline, rodent families and reptiles. Also any animal domestic, domesticated or wild, the keeping or harboring of which might violate any section hereof.
AT LARGE. Off the premises of the owner while not under the control of the owner or another person by leash, cord, chain or other device of actual physical restraint or under control of the owner or another person who has the ability to control the animal by voice command.
NUISANCE. A condition which arises by an animal emitting noises consistently so as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood, or who consistently or at intervals, chases bicycles, automobiles or pedestrians on the streets and sidewalks of the town, or any other condition created by an animal which would destroy or deface shrubbery, gardens, lawns or flowers, or which might result in the general discomfort of citizens in the community where such animal is harbored.
OWNER. Any person or persons or entity owning, keeping or harboring an animal.
VICIOUS ANIMAL. Any animal that without one provocation has been known to have scratched or bitten a human being, inflicting a personal injury or who promiscuously attacks other animals.
(Prior Code, § 62.01)