§ 618.01  DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE.
   (a)   A person who is the owner or has charge of any animal shall not permit it to run at large in the public road, highway, street, lane, or alley, or upon unenclosed land, or permit them to go upon any private yard, lot, or enclosure without the consent of the owner of the yard, lot, or enclosure.
   (b)   No person shall cause animals to be herded, kept, or detained for the purpose of grazing on premises other than those owned or occupied by the owner or keeper thereof without the consent of the owner of premises.
   (c)   The running at large of such animal in or upon any of the places mentioned in divisions (a) and (b) above is prima facie evidence that it is running at large in violation of this section.
   (d)   No owner, keeper, or harborer of any female dog shall permit it to go beyond the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer at any time the dog is in heat unless the dog is properly in leash.
   (e)   Except when a dog is lawfully engaged in hunting and accompanied by the owner, keeper, harborer, or handler of the dog, no owner, keeper, or harborer of any dog shall fail at any time to do either of the following:
      (1)   Keep the dog physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision, or secure enclosure to prevent escape;
      (2)   Keep the dog under the reasonable control of some person.
   (f)   Whoever violates divisions (a) or (b) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
   (g)   (1)   Whoever violates division (e) of this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; and guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense.
      (2)   In addition to the penalties prescribed above, the offender is guilty of a violation of division (d) or (e) of this section, the court may order the offender to personally supervise the dog that the offender owns, keeps, or harbors, to cause that dog to complete dog obedience training, or both.
   (h)   Whoever violates division (d) of this section shall be guilty of a fourth degree misdemeanor on a first offense and guilty of a third degree misdemeanor on each subsequent offense.
(Am. Ord. O2007-19, passed 3-6-2007; Am. Ord. O2017-23, passed 6-20-2017)