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(A) A person finding a dead domestic animal or large undomesticated animal or the surviving young of either within the city shall call the animal control officer or Police Department in the location where the animal is found. It is the responsibility of the Police Department to notify the appropriate authorities, be it the Highway Department/Animal Control, in a timely manner not to exceed three (3) days.
(B) It shall be unlawful for a person to allow the body, or parts thereof, of any dead animal to be kept, held, or disposed of in violation of this section, as follows:
(1) No person who operates a slaughterhouse, butcher shop or other place in the city shall permit any parts of offal of dead animals that are not fit and intended for use as food to accumulate or be kept on such premises for over twenty-four (24) hours after being received, or after the death of such animal;
(2) No person shall skin, dismember, dissect, cut up or dispose of the body of a dead animal, or any parts thereof in the city, unless the person is regularly engaged in such business of killing and disposing of such animals for use as food or otherwise, and is so authorized by law, or does so for the person's own use; and
(3) No person shall possess, keep, use or dispose of anywhere in the city, a dead animal or parts thereof, or offal of a live animal in any manner that creates offensive odors or sights, or constitutes a public nuisance which affects health and comfort in any respect.
(C) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the legal handling and processing of game harvested under legal hunting or fishing practices, as permitted by the law of the state and the rules and regulations of the State Department of Natural Resources.
(D) No person shall haul dead animals over or along the streets of the city without first securely and completely covering the dead animal in such a manner as to screen or hide the same from public view. (Ord. 09-02-21, passed 2-23-21)