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Miniature breeds of domesticated pigs (Sus scrofa) are permissible so long as:
(A) The pig has been examined and verified by a veterinarian to meet miniature pig breed standards;
(B) There is no more than two pig at a property on a permanent basis;
(C) The pig is spayed or neutered;
(D) An annual license is obtained from the city, with license fees and procedures set by City Council resolution;
(E) A veterinarian’s certification is provided at the time of annual licensure that states the subject pig is up to date with the necessary vaccinations, as determined by the veterinarian.
(F) The pig shall be blood tested to ensure that the animal is not carrying pseudorabies or brucellosis prior to initial licensing through the city. A veterinarian shall certify that blood tests have been conducted and that the pig does not carry pseudorabies or brucellosis. In the event the animal tests positive for either disease, the animal shall be treated until cured, or if the disease is incurable, the animal shall be destroyed;
(G) A miniature pig shall only serve as a pet and shall not be raised for food production purposes on properties that do not meet the agricultural requirements stipulated by § 158.016 of this code of ordinances;
(H) The provisions of this section shall not be intended to apply to pigs whose owners are non-residents temporarily staying within the city, pigs that are being temporarily fostered by residents for a period not exceeding 90 days, or pigs brought into the city for the purpose of participating in any performance or show; provided, such pigs are kept under the control by the owner at all times.
(2011 Code, § 13.0312) (Ord. 2189, passed 4-10-2012; Ord. 2205, passed 1-28-2013; Ord. 2317, passed 1-3-2018) Penalty, see § 90.99