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(A) Every vicious animal, as determined by the Director of Animal Control, shall be spayed or neutered by a veterinarian at its owner’s expense, before being released to the owner.
(B) The animal shall be confined by the owner within a building or secure enclosure.
(1) The enclosure shall include: four sides, a top, and fencing that is no less than four inches under ground, and six feet in height above ground.
(2) A sign, no less than 3' x 3', shall be displayed on all sides of the enclosure reading “VICIOUS DOG - BEWARE”.
(3) The enclosure shall be kept padlocked at all times.
(4) The enclosure shall be approved by the Director of Animal Control.
(C) If the animal is kept inside of a home, the animal must be securely muzzled whenever outside of the home for any reason, and on a leash with the owner present.
(1) The animal shall remain on the property at all times unless being transported to or from a veterinarian.
(2) The home shall have signs displayed on all entry doors reading “VICIOUS DOG - BEWARE”.
(3) The signs shall be of reasonable size so as to be seen and read.
(D) An owner of an animal deemed to be vicious shall never transfer ownership of such animal.
(Ord. 2452, passed 5-17-82; Am. Ord. 2707, passed 4-4-88; Am. Ord. 3503, passed 3-5-07; Am. Ord. 3766, passed 4-3-17) Penalty, see § 90.999