§ 90.06  NUMBER OF CATS AND DOGS LIMITED.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, possess, maintain or allow to be kept, harbored, possessed or maintained more than four dogs or four cats or a combination of such animals with the total number not exceeding four, over four months old, upon or within any premises owned, occupied or under the control of the person within the city.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, possess, maintain or allow to be kept, harbored, possessed or maintained more than two dogs or two cats or a combination of those animals with the total number exceeding two, over four months old, upon any premises or within any apartment or a multiple dwelling structure within the city. The animal control officer shall have full authority to limit the number of dogs, cats, and any and all other animals per apartment, in any specific area of the complex, or in the multiple dwelling complex as a whole, and he or she shall have the authority to enforce any such regulation as he or she may deem necessary for the control of rabies and for the health and safety of the people within the multiple dwelling complexes.
   (C)   The provision of this section limiting the number of dogs and cats shall not apply to the following:
      (1)   Veterinary hospitals;
      (2)   Pet shops;
      (3)   Kennels;
      (4)   Circuses; or
      (5)   Animal shelters.
   (D)   It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the prohibited animal was kept in a kennel, veterinary facility, pet store, research facility or other nonresidential land use permitted by the city's zoning regulations that provides for the keeping of the animal.
(Ord. 2003-19, passed 6-9-2003)  Penalty, see § 10.99