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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or permit to be kept on his or her premises any wild or vicious animal as described in this chapter for display or for exhibition purposes, whether gratuitously or for a fee. This section shall not be construed to apply to zoological parks, performing animal exhibitions or circuses.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or permit to be kept any wild animal as a pet, unless a permit is granted by the Department of Natural Resources of the state.
(C) It shall be unlawful for any person to harbor or keep a vicious animal within the village. Any animal which is found off the premises of its owner may be seized by any police officer or humane officer and upon establishment to the satisfaction of any court of competent jurisdiction of the vicious character of said animal, it may be killed by a police officer or humane officer; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to animals under the control of a law enforcement or military agency nor to animals which are kept for the protection of property, provided that such animals are restrained by a leash or chain, cage, fence or other adequate means from contact with the general public or with persons who enter the premises with the actual or implied permission of the owner or occupant.
(D) The licensing authority may issue a temporary permit for the keeping, care and protection of any infant animal native to this area which has been deemed to be homeless.
(1999 Code, § 3-1-7) Penalty, see § 90.999