For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AT LARGE. Any animal shall be deemed to be AT LARGE when it is off the property of its custodian and not under restraint as defined below.
   CUSTODIAN. The person owning, having charge of, sheltering, feeding, harboring or taking care of any animal.
   FARM. A tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes.
   RESTRAINT. An animal is UNDER RESTRAINT within the meaning of this chapter if:
      (1)   It is controlled by means of a chain, leash or other like device;
      (2)   It is on or within a vehicle being driven or parked; or
      (3)   It is within a secure enclosure.
   STRAY DOG. Any dog within the town, off the premises of the owner, and not under restraint.
   VICIOUS ANIMAL. Any animal that has made an attack on a human being by biting or in any manner causing abrasions or cuts of the skin; or one which, without provocation, attacked other pets.
(Ord. passed 11-3-1998)