It shall be unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or in any way possess four (4) or more dogs and/or four (4) or more cats over six (6) months of age upon or about the premises of any dwelling, or dwelling unit within the corporate limits of the City. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the number of dogs and/or cats kept, harbored, owned or possessed at the premises of any dwelling or dwelling unit within the corporate limits of the City shall not exceed a total of four (4) animals (i.e., 2 dogs and 2 cats; 1 dog and 3 cats). Provided, a person may request a permit from the Police Department to keep, or harbor up to two (2) dogs or two (2) cats, but not both, as part of a qualified home used by organizations for rescue or sheltering of abandoned or lost animals. (For purposes of this section, a "qualified home" shall mean a home which has received written approval to house abandoned or lost animals by an organization involved in the rescue or sheltering of abandoned or lost animals, and which organization has been in existence and operating for at least 1 year.) The permit shall allow up to two (2) such animals in addition to other dogs or cats already kept at the dwelling pursuant to the first sentence of this section. The permit shall be for a period of a year, and may be renewed annually provided there have been no violations of the provisions of this chapter resulting in an administrative penalty or criminal violation being imposed on the permit holder. The fee for the permit shall be as established by the City's fee schedule. (Ord. 2019-03, 1-28-2019)