For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ANIMAL. Cattle, horses, mules, sheep, goats, swine, ponies, ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens, guinea hens, dogs, cats and all other animals and feathered fowl.
   ANIMAL POUND. The facility designated or recognized by the city for the purposes of impounding and caring for animals impounded by the city whether the same is located within or outside the corporate limits of the city.
   AT LARGE and RUNNING AT LARGE. An animal off or away from the premises owned or directly controlled by its owner and not on a leash or under restraint.
   CAT. Both the male and female sex whether neutered or not of any variety of the Felidae family, including all varieties and species of the common or domestic cat whether the same are wild or tame.
   DANGEROUS DOG and POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG. The same meanings as given them in M.S. § 347.50, as it may be amended from time to time.
   DOG. Both the male and female sex whether neutered or not of the Canidae family, including the common or domestic dog whether wild or tame.
   HOUSEHOLD PET. Dogs, cats, rabbits birds and the like for family use only (noncommercial) with cages, pens and the like.
   LEASH. A cord, thong, rope, leather or chain not exceeding eight feet in length and of sufficient strength and condition so as to endure unbroken the maximum strength or force placed against it by the animal in which the devise is attached. For purposes of this definition, the collar, bridle, halter or other harness on the animal to which the device is attached shall be included as part of the LEASH.
   NEUTERED. Rendered permanently incapable of reproduction.
   OWNER. Any person who owns, harbors, feeds, boards, keeps or otherwise possesses an animal and is presumed to be the owner or tenant of the residence real estate at which the animal is normally kept, remains or to which it returns; or the owner or manager in charge of the establishment or premises at which the animal is kept, remains or to which it returns. Any parent or guardian of any non-emancipated minor owner under the age of 18 years of age shall be presumed to be the actual OWNER of the animal and the responsible party for the animal’s care, control, licensing and actions.
   PERSON. Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, organization or institution commonly recognized by law as a unit and if it consists of more than one person, not including husbands and wives, the PERSON shall be deemed to be any of the officers, directors, leaders of the entity.
   RESTRAINT and UNDER CONTROL. An animal shall be strictly located at all times within the real property limits owned or under the control of its owner, or by the direct permission of the owner or person in control of the real property, or secured by a leash with one end properly attached and secured to the animal and the other end held securely or fastened to a person of sufficient age and discretion so as to maintain control over the animal and with sufficient strength to direct and control the movement or lack of movement of the animal.
(Prior Code, § 10.11)