618.01  ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE; NUISANCE CONDITIONS.
   (a)   No person being the owner or keeper of any animal or fowl shall permit them to run at large upon any public way or land or private property without permission of the owner of such private property.
   (b)   No owner or keeper of any animal shall permit any animal to go beyond the premises or unenclosed land of such owner or keeper unless such animal is properly in leash. No person shall permit any animal to trespass upon the private property of another whether leashed or unleashed.
   (c)   The running at large of any animal as prohibited by division (a) or (b) of this section is declared to be a nuisance and is prima-facie evidence that such owner or keeper is in violation of this section.
   (d)   Any animal which, by biting or frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, or in any other way, injures or disturbs the quiet of any person or the community, or endangers or disturbs the health, comfort or repose of any person, and any animal which scratches, digs or defecates on any public way or land or private property without permission of the owner of such private property, is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prima-facie evidence that the owner or keeper of such animal is in violation of this section. When the owner or keeper of any animal immediately removes all feces deposited by any animal and disposes of the same in a sanitary manner, such nuisance shall be considered abated.
   (e)   The apprehension by any person of an animal bearing an identification license or tag which is found to be running at large or creating a nuisance as described in this section shall result in a citation for a violation of this section to the person identified on such license or tag. Complaints by the police or by private citizens can be issued against persons having the ownership, custody or control of animals found running at large or committing a nuisance without impounding the animal so found.
   (f)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalty provided in Section 698.02.
(Ord. 78-58.  Passed 1-15-79.)