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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. Words used in the singular include the plural and the plural the singular, the masculine gender includes the feminine and the feminine the masculine.
ABANDON. Ceasing to provide control over, shelter, food and water for an animal without having made responsible arrangements for such care, custody and physical control to be provided by another person.
ANIMAL. Every wild, tame or domestic member of the animal kingdom other than the genus and species Homo sapiens.
CAT. Both male and female animals of the feline species, whether neutered or not.
(1) Any animal which is not naturally tame or gentle, and which is of a wild nature or disposition, and which is capable of killing, inflicting serious injury upon, or causing disease among, human beings or domestic animals and having known tendencies as a species to do so;
(2) Any animals declared to be dangerous by the City Administrator or the City Administrator’s designee; and
(3) The following animals which shall be deemed to be DANGEROUS ANIMALS per se:
(a) Artiodactyla of the family Antilocapridae which includes pronghorns;
(b) Artiodactyla of the family Cervidae which includes moose and caribou;
(c) Artiodactyla of the family Suidae and the genus and species Sus scrofa (domestic swine and wild boar) which includes all male and female wild boars; this shall not apply to breeds of domesticated miniature pigs, as regulated by § 90.13 of this chapter;
(d) Bovidae - males only (bulls);
(e) Carnivora of the family Canidae which includes wolves and foxes, but excluding domestic dogs;
(f) Carnivora of the family Felidae which includes lions, lynx, and bobcats, but excluding domestic cats;
(g) Carnivora of the family Mustelidae which includes badgers, wolverines, weasels and skunks, except ferrets;
(h) Carnivora of the family Procyonidae which includes raccoons;
(i) Carnivora of the family Ursidae which includes bears;
(j) Chelonia of the family Chelydridae (snapping turtles);
(k) Crocodilia which includes crocodiles and alligators;
(l) Chiroptera (bats);
(m) Proboscidae (elephants);
(n) Rodentia of the family Muridae (rats), except white rats kept as household pets;
(o) Squamata of the suborder Ophidia (snakes) which are venomous; and
(p) Squamata of the suborder Ophidia (snakes) which are constrictors that are greater than six feet in length.
(2011 Code, § 13.0302) (Ord. 2189, passed 4-10-2012; Ord. 2205, passed 1-28-2013; Ord. 2280, passed 1-4-2017)