TITLE IX:  GENERAL REGULATIONS
Chapter
   9-1.   ANIMALS
   9-2.   CEMETERIES AND BURIALS
   9-3.   NUISANCES; HEALTH AND SANITATION
   9-4.   WATERWAYS AND BOAT REGULATIONS
   9-5.   EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES; PRIVATE AMBULANCES
   9-6.   RAILROADS
   9-7.   NEWSRACKS
CHAPTER 9-1:  ANIMALS
Section
General Provisions
   9-1-1   Adoption of state law by reference
   9-1-2   Adoption of Osceola County law by reference
   9-1-3   Running at large
   9-1-4   Maintaining pens and sheds
   9-1-5   Driving through streets
   9-1-6   Kennel
   9-1-7   Diseased animals prohibited
   9-1-8   Slaughterhouses
   9-1-9   Burying large animals
   9-1-10   Defecation in public places and certain private property
   9-1-11   Miniature Vietnamese potbellied pigs as household pets
Bird Sanctuary
   9-1-20   City designated bird sanctuary
   9-1-21   Signs erected
   9-1-22   Hunting; killing prohibited
   9-1-23   Birds constituting nuisance or health menace
GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 9-1-1  ADOPTION OF STATE LAW BY REFERENCE.
   The City of Kissimmee hereby adopts in its entirety F.S. Chapter 828 as passed by Florida Legislature, and more particularly F.S. § 828.27, “Local animal control or cruelty ordinances; penalty.” 
('76 Code, § 3-6)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91)
§ 9-1-2  ADOPTION OF OSCEOLA COUNTY LAW BY REFERENCE.
   The City of Kissimmee hereby adopts in its entirety Chapter 4 Animals as adopted by the Osceola County Commission.
(Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)
§ 9-1-3  RUNNING AT LARGE.
   (A)   In general.  The running at large of cows, horses, asses, mules, bulls, swine, sheep and goats within the city or on property owned or controlled by the city and used for a municipal purpose is hereby declared a nuisance and expressly prohibited, and it shall be unlawful for the owner of any cows, horses, asses, mules, bulls, swine, sheep or goats to permit the same to run at large within the city or upon any property owned or controlled by the city and used for a municipal purpose. 
('76 Code, § 3-1)
   (B)   Domestic fowl. 
      (1)   The keeping of domestic fowl within the limits of the city shall be limited to no more than three birds. Domestic fowl shall be defined as: chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, pigeons or any of the various birds of the order Galliformes, Amseriformes. 
      (2)   Any person desiring to keep domestic fowl within the limit of the city shall be required to have a minimum of a one acre parcel of land for said purposes. 
('76 Code, § 3-2)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91; Am. Ord. 2090, passed 1-2-96; Am. Ord. 2438, passed 8-13-02)
   (C)   Domestic dogs.  The running at large of any domestic dogs is hereby declared a nuisance and expressly prohibited.  Any owner of any domestic dog who permits it to run at large within the city, in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subjected to the penalties provided in § 1-1-99
(Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-4  MAINTAINING PENS AND SHEDS.
   No person shall keep an animal except in a pen, shed, building or yard, which shall be constantly kept clean and free from dirt, filth, and accumulation of offal or manure, and from offensive and unhealthy or disagreeable odors, and also situated at a point remote from any dwelling or residence occupied by someone other than the owner of the animal.
(Ord. 1799, passed 6-18-91; Am. Ord. 1875, passed 12-22-92; Am. Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-5  DRIVING THROUGH STREETS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to drive any horses, mules, sheep or cattle through any of the streets, roads or alleys within the city unless such animals are securely fastened with rope, wire or thong and led or driven by and under the direct control of some competent person. 
('76 Code, § 3-4)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91; Am. Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)
§ 9-1-6  KENNEL.
   No kennel shall be kept within the city without special permission of the City Commission.  A kennel means any place of business where dogs or cats, regardless of number, are kept for selling, breeding, boarding or treatment purposes and any premises principally used for residential purposes where more than a total of five dogs and/or cats, four months or older are kept, harbored or maintained, except a veterinary hospital, office, clinic or treatment center run by a licensed veterinarian, pet beauty parlor or pet shop.  This shall not include any humane society or animal protection agency of the county.
(Ord. 1875, passed 12-22-92; Am. Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-7  DISEASED ANIMALS PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to keep within the city or for any person, carrier or railroad to bring into the city any animal suffering from a contagious or infectious disease. 
('76 Code, § 3-8)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91; Am. Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-8  SLAUGHTERHOUSES.
   (A)   No person shall keep a butcher pen or slaughterhouse within 300 yards of the dwelling or business of any citizen of the city without permission of the City Manager. 
('76 Code, § 3-9)
   (B)   No person shall slaughter or butcher any animal within the city in public at any other place except a slaughterhouse or butcher pen.  ('76 Code, § 3-10) 
(Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91; Am. Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96; Am. Ord. 2857, passed 5-7-13)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-9  BURYING LARGE ANIMALS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person to bury within the city any horse, mule, ox, cow or other animal of like size. 
('76 Code, § 3-11)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91; Am. Ord. 2114, passed 7-30-96)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-10  DEFECATION IN PUBLIC PLACES AND CERTAIN PRIVATE PROPERTY.
   No person who owns, possesses or is in charge of an animal shall permit such animal to defecate in any public place, or on any private property not belonging to the owner or person in charge of the animal, including, but not limited to:  any municipal parks and public rights-of-way, any alleys, sidewalks, school premises, office buildings or common ground areas of condominiums and townhouse subdivisions or upon the floor of any hall of any multiple-dwelling unit which is used in common by the tenants thereof; or upon the fences, lawns, grounds or parkways of any premises, or the walls or stairways of any building abutting on a public way; or upon the floor of any theatre, store, factory or school, or any public rooms or places therewith connected; or upon any school grounds or public park grounds, or the public grounds of any hotel, motel or lodging house which is used in common by the guests thereof unless such person shall immediately thereafter remove the fecal matter resulting from such defecation and place such matter in an enclosed container, such as, but not limited to, a plastic or paper bag, and remove it.
(Ord. 2382, passed 5-1-01)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-11  MINIATURE VIETNAMESE POTBELLIED PIGS AS HOUSEHOLD PETS.
   (A)   Ownership of a pig or other swine as a household pet is prohibited, except if such animal is a purebred miniature Vietnamese potbellied pig.
      (1)   No household shall own or keep more than two potbellied pigs.
      (2)   No potbellied pigs shall be kept outdoors.  Potbellied pigs may be exercised from time to time within a securely fenced enclosure on the owner's residential property or while under the secure physical control of the owner or other custodian, by means of a secure leash.  No potbellied pig shall run at large.
      (3)   Under a verified complaint to Code Enforcement, the owner or other custodian shall be required to show a letter from a licensed veterinarian that the pig is a spayed or neutered Vietnamese potbellied pig (sus scrofa bittatus) to a Code Enforcement Officer and allow photographs to be taken by a Code Enforcement Officer for identification of the animal.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful to keep, maintain or raise any potbellied pigs that have been declared a nuisance under § 9-3-1, or a sanitary nuisance under § 9-3-2.
(Ord. 2682, passed 6-3-08)
BIRD SANCTUARY
§ 9-1-20  CITY DESIGNATED BIRD SANCTUARY.
   The entire area now embraced by the corporate limits of the city shall be designated as a bird sanctuary.
('76 Code, § 3-12)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91)
§ 9-1-21  SIGNS ERECTED.
   Adequate signs shall be erected at entrances to the city, within the discretion of the City Commission, signifying the designation of the area within the corporate limits of the city as a bird sanctuary. 
('76 Code, § 3-13)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91)
§ 9-1-22  HUNTING; KILLING PROHIBITED.
   It shall be unlawful to hunt, kill, maim or trap, hunt with a slingshot, gun or attempt to in any manner shoot or otherwise molest birds or any wild fowl or to rob or otherwise molest the nests of birds nesting or located within the city. 
('76 Code, § 3-14)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91)  Penalty, see § 1-1-99
§ 9-1-23  BIRDS CONSTITUTING NUISANCE OR HEALTH MENACE.
   In the event birds are found roosting, nesting or inhabiting any locality within the city in such manner as to constitute a nuisance or health menace to persons or property, it shall be the duty of the City Commission to notify representatives of the Audubon Society, Garden Club, Birdwatchers Club, or Humane Society, if representatives of any of these organizations are available, advising them that such a condition exists and requesting that immediate action to eliminate same be taken by them. If the condition has not been eliminated by representatives of the above-named organizations within a reasonable time, then the City Commission shall take whatever action it deems necessary to eliminate such condition or health menace. 
('76 Code, § 3-15)  (Ord. 1779, passed 6-18-91)