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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any animal owned or harbored by him or her, to run at large. When livestock are running at large, Animal Control or the police shall make reasonable efforts to notify the owner as soon as possible. If reasonably possible and feasible, the owner of the livestock shall be notified prior to the actual capture and impoundment of the livestock.
(B) It shall be unlawful to own or possess a vicious animal.
(C) It shall be unlawful to own or possess an animal that conducts itself in such a manner as to constitute a public nuisance.
(D) It shall be unlawful to allow a female dog to be exposed during estrus (in season, in heat) so as to attract male dogs. Every female that is in season shall be confined in a building or secure enclosure in such a manner that such female dog cannot come in contact with a male dog except for planned breeding. Females shall not be restrained by tie out, chain, rope, cable, leash, or otherwise restrained and left unattended while in season.
(E) Community cats that have been ear-tipped, sterilized, and vaccinated under the Trap-Neuter-Return Program shall not be considered to be running at large under this section.
(F) Pursuant to KRS 258.215, a hound or other hunting dog which has been released from confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be under reasonable control of its owner or handler while engaged in or returning from hunting, and, if a hunting dog becomes temporarily lost from a pack or wanders from actual control or sight of its owner or handler, the owner or handler shall not be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this section as a result of the dog’s having become temporarily lost or having wandered from immediate control or sight of the owner or handler.
(Ord. 02-2020, passed 6-8-20)