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The following words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
ANIMAL AT LARGE: Any domesticated animal, whether or not licensed, not under restraint, as defined in this section.
ANIMAL BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT: Any establishment that takes in animals for boarding for profit.
ANIMAL GROOMING PARLOR: Any establishment maintained for the purpose of offering cosmetological services for animals for profit.
ANIMAL SHELTER: A facility owned and/or operated by a governmental entity or any animal welfare organization that is incorporated or licensed within the state of Utah, and used for the care and custody of seized, stray, homeless, quarantined, abandoned or unwanted dogs, cats or other small domestic animals.
ANIMAL UNDER RESTRAINT: Any animal under the control of its owner or person having charge, care, custody or control. A dog shall be considered under control of the owner when on a leash or lead, confined within a vehicle, or within the real property limits of the owner.
BITE: An actual puncture, tear or abrasion of the skin inflicted by the teeth of an animal.
CATS: Any age feline of the domesticated types.
CATTERY: An establishment for boarding, breeding, buying, grooming or selling cats for profit.
DOG: A canis familiaris over four (4) months of age. Any canis familiaris less than four (4) months of age is a puppy.
DOMESTICATED ANIMALS: Animals accustomed to living in or about the habitation of man, including, but not limited to, cats, dogs, fowl, horses, swine, goats and cattle.
GUARD DOG: A working dog which must be kept in a fenced run or other suitable enclosure during business hours, or on a leash or under absolute control while working, so it cannot come into contact with the public.
HOLDING FACILITY: Any pet shop, kennel, cattery, groomery, animal shelter, humane establishment, or any other such facility used for holding animals.
KENNEL: An establishment having four (4) or more dogs for the purpose of boarding, breeding, buying, grooming, letting for hire, training for fee, selling, or agricultural use such as stock herding and guarding.
LEASH OR LEAD: Any chain, rope or device used to restrain an animal.
NEUTER: A surgical procedure performed on male animals in which its testicles are removed.
PET: A domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility, including, but not limited to, birds, cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, mice, and other animals associated with man's environment.
PET SHOP: Any establishment containing cages or exhibition pens, not part of a kennel or cattery, wherein dogs, cats, birds or other pets for sale are kept or displayed.
QUARANTINE: The isolation of an animal in a substantial enclosure so that the animal is not subject to contact with other animals or unauthorized persons.
SPAY: A surgical procedure performed on a female animal in which its ovaries and uterus are removed.
STRAY: Any "animal at large", as defined in this section.
VICIOUS ANIMAL: Any animal which is dangerous or aggressive, including, but not limited to, any animal which has bitten or in any other manner attacked any person or animal.
VICIOUS DOG: A. Any dog which, in a vicious or terrorizing manner, approaches any person in apparent attitude of attack upon the streets, sidewalks or any public grounds or places;
B. Any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or animals; or
C. Any dog which bites, inflicts injury, assaults or otherwise attacks a human being or domestic animal on public or private property. (1999 R.O. § 25-1-1; amd. 2008 Code)