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(A) It shall be unlawful for any owner to take an animal into or allow the animal to enter or remain within the boundaries of a festival, concert or other public gathering (special events). The event boundary shall include any area that is part of the event and shall include any public street, sidewalk or other publicly-owned area within the confines of such event.
(B) The following animals are exempt from the prohibitions contained in division (A):
(1) Service animals. A SERVICE ANIMAL is defined as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals. (An emotional support animal does not fall under the provisions of a service animal.)
(2) Animals under the control of the duty law enforcement personnel.
(3) Animals that are part of an authorized exhibit or attraction approved by the event organizers.
(C) Any animal that shows any sign of aggression in nature may be removed from an event regardless of whether or not it is a service animal. However, the mere breed of an animal alone does not satisfy the requirements of showing aggression.
(Ord. O-06-07, passed 11-1-2007; Ord. O-10-14, passed 11-6-2014; Ord.- -, passed 9-4-18) Penalty, see § 10.99