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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.
AT LARGE. Off the premises of the owner and not under the custody or control of the owner or authorized person either by leash, cord, chain or otherwise restrained or confined.
DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Those commonly accepted as domesticated household pets. The animals include dogs, cats, caged birds, gerbils, guinea pigs, domesticated rabbits, fish, non-poisonous, non-venomous and non-constricting reptiles or amphibians, and other similar animals.
FARM ANIMALS. Those animals commonly associated with a farm or performing work in agricultural settings. Unless otherwise defined, those animals shall include members of the equestrian family (horses, mules), bovine family (cows, bulls), sheep, poultry (chickens, turkeys), fowl (ducks, geese), swine (including pot-bellied pigs), goats, bees and other animals associated with a farm, ranch or stable.
NON-DOMESTIC ANIMALS. The animals commonly considered to be naturally wild and not naturally trained or domesticated, or which are commonly considered:
(1) Any member of the large cat family, including lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, leopards and jaguars, but excluding commonly excepted domestic house cats;
(2) Any naturally wild member of the canine family including wolves, foxes, coyotes, dingoes, and jackals, but excluding commonly excepted domesticated canines;
(3) Any crossbreed between a wild animal and a domestic animal unless the crossbreed is commonly accepted as a domesticated house pet;
(4) Any member or relative of the rodent family including skunk, raccoon, squirrel or ferret, but excluding those otherwise defined or commonly accepted as domesticated house pets;
(5) Any poisonous, venomous, constricting or inherently dangerous member of the reptile or amphibian families including rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, pit vipers, crocodiles and alligators; and
(6) Any other animal which is not explicitly listed above, but which can be reasonably defined by these definitions, including, but not limited to, bears, deer, monkeys and game fish.
OWNER. Any person(s), firm, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring an animal.
(Ord. 105, passed - -2013)