6-1-1: DEFINITIONS:
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
AT LARGE OR RUNNING AT LARGE: An animal shall be deemed to be running at large when off or away from the premises and not under the complete control of the owner, possessor, keeper, agent, servant or a member of his immediate family, by a leash. An animal is not to be deemed running at large if it is within the vehicle of the owner, possessor, keeper, agent, servant or a member of his immediate family or if the animal is within a posted leash free park as designated by the park and recreation board of the city of Mitchell.
LEASH: A cord, thong or chain by which an animal is controlled by the person accompanying it.
OWNER: Any person harboring or keeping an animal and who is the head of the household of the residence or the owner or manager in charge of the establishment or premises at which an animal remains or returns to is the owner of the animal within the meaning of this chapter.
PET CONTROL OFFICER: The person designated by the city council to be responsible for the enforcement of this chapter and who shall work with other law enforcement officials in the enforcement of this chapter. (1984 Code § 6-1; amd. Ord. 2395, 3-19-2012)