(A)   For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      FARM ANIMALS. Cattle, horses, mules, sheep, goats, swine (including pot-bellied pigs), ponies, all other hoofed animals, honeybees and other animals that are typically or customarily kept for purposes of agriculture and farm animal-husbandry, and poultry.
      NON-DOMESTICATED ANIMAL. Any animal, reptile or fowl, which is not naturally tame or gentle but normally is wild in nature or disposition and which, because of its size, vicious nature or other characteristics would constitute a danger to human life or property; and any farm animals.
      POULTRY. Includes chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, guinea hens and turkeys.
   (B)   No person shall keep, maintain, or harbor within the city any of the following animals:
      (1)   Any animal or species prohibited by state or federal law; and/or
      (2)   Any non-domesticated animal or species, including, but not limited to, the following:
         (a)   Any skunk, whether captured in the wild, domestically raised, de-scented or not de-scented, vaccinated against rabies or not vaccinated against rabies;
         (b)   Any large cat of the family Felidae, such as lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cougars and ocelots, except commonly accepted domesticated house cats;
         (c)   Any member of the family Canidae, such as wolves, foxes, coyotes, dingoes and jackals, except domesticated dogs that are not a cross breed with or hybrid with another member of the family Canidae;
         (d)   Any poisonous viper; and
         (e)   Any other animal which is not listed explicitly above, but which can be reasonably defined by the terms in division (B)(1) above, including but not limited to, bears and badgers.
   (C)   Exceptions.
      (1)   Any person desiring to keep animals prohibited under division (B)(2) above shall obtain a temporary permit from the city. A permit may be issued for a period not to exceed 30 days and shall specify further conditions under which the animals shall be kept; provided, however, that no permit may be issued unless the prohibited animal is brought into the city for entertainment, exhibition, show or promotional purposes only. A public zoo or other institution engaged in a permanent display of animals may be issued a special use permit provided applicable zoning requirements are met.
      (2)   Fish in bowls, non-poisonous snakes, birds kept indoors, hamsters, mice, rabbits, gerbils, white rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, lizards, ferrets and similar small animals capable of being maintained continuously in aquariums or cages, are also exempt and do not require a permit so long as the keeping of the animals does not constitute a nuisance or a danger.
      (3)   Handicapped persons keeping monkeys trained as household helpers are exempt from the permit requirement.
      (4)   Animals classified as farm animals in division (A) above may be kept in a specific zoning district if permitted by the city zoning regulations or if allowed by a conditional use permit granted by the City Planning Commission.
   (D)   Any animal kept in violation of this chapter may be impounded by the city, and after it being so impounded for ten days or more following notice to the owner without being reclaimed by the owner, may be destroyed, sold or otherwise disposed of. Any person reclaiming any impounded animal shall pay the costs of impounding and keeping the same.
(Ord. 192, passed 2-8-2011)  Penalty, see § 90.99