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As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context otherwise indicates:
CAT: Male, female, and neutered members of the family felis catus.
CITY CLERK: The city clerk or his or her designee.
DOG: Male, female and neutered members of the family canis familiaris.
FEMALE CAT: Any cat of female gender upon whom no alterative surgery of the genital organs has been performed.
FEMALE DOG: Any dog of female gender upon whom no alterative surgery of the genital organs has been performed.
FIERCE OR VICIOUS CAT OR DOG: Any cat or dog that, without provocation, bites or attacks human beings or other animals on private or public property within the city; a cat or dog that, without provocation, approaches in apparent attitude of attack upon a human being or other animal on private or public property within the city; or a cat or dog that runs after, leaps at, or pounces upon, or bites, barks, growls, or snaps at horses, bicycles, or any other means of transportation being ridden, driven, or operated at any place within the city.
KENNEL: Any place where dogs or cats are born, bred, raised, boarded, fed, or sold for any valuable consideration, but shall not include a household which sells only the offspring of a female dog or female cat maintained solely as a family pet.
MALE DOG: Any dog of the male gender upon whom no alterative surgery of the genital organs has been performed.
NEUTERED CAT: Any male or female cat upon which alterative surgery of the genital organs has been performed.
NEUTERED DOG: Any male or female dog upon which alterative surgery of the genital organs has been performed.
OWNER: Any person owning, keeping, harboring, or having the full or temporary care of a dog or cat at the time any violation of this chapter is committed.
PERMIT: To allow, acquiesce in, or fail to take reasonable steps to prevent.
PERSON: Any person regardless of age and specifically including minors under the age of eighteen (18) years.
PROVOCATION: Such conduct towards a dog or cat as could reasonably be expected to cause such dog or cat to take some retaliatory or self-protective action. Provocation shall include a person's unlicensed, uninvited, or illegal presence upon or within private property inhabited by or belonging to the cat's or dog's "owner", as defined herein, or private property inhabited by or belonging to members of such owner's household.
RABIES: That communicable disease of wild and domestic animals transmittable to human beings and defined as follows in Borland's medical dictionary: "Specific infectious disease of certain animals, especially dogs and wolves, contracted by man by direct inoculation as by bite by an infected animal and due to a filterable virus".
RUNNING AT LARGE: A dog that is off the premises of the owner, as "owner" is defined herein, and is not under the actual physical control of such owner by adequate leash, cord, or chain.
TRANSIENT: Any dog or cat whose entire period of residency within the city is and will be less than forty five (45) days. (Ord. 21, Series of 1977; amd. Ord. 18, Series of 1982)