For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ANIMAL. An animal of any kind, domestic or nondomestic.
   ANIMAL WARDEN. Any person or persons appointed by the Manager as Animal Warden or deputies to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
   AT LARGE. Any animal within the city, except:
      (1)   Any domestic animal on a leash when under the physical control of any person;
      (2)   Any domestic animal within any motor vehicle; and
      (3)   Any domestic animal upon the premises of the owner or harbor
   CHICKEN. A domesticated bird of the species Gallus gallus domesticus that serves as a source of eggs and/or meat.
   COLONY. An aggregate of bees consisting principally of workers, but having, when perfect, one queen, drones, brood, combs and honey.
   COOP. The structure for the keeping or housing of chickens.
   DOG. All dogs, male and female, spayed or unspayed of any age.
   DOG KENNEL. Any location where more than two dogs being kept for personal use or for sale. Puppies less than three months old are exempt.
   DOMESTIC ANIMALS. All dogs and cats, male and female, spayed or unspayed of any age.
   EXOTIC PETS/NON-DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Those animals commonly considered to be naturally wild and not naturally trained or domesticated, or which are commonly considered to be inherently dangerous to the health, safety, and welfare of people. Unless otherwise defined, non-domestic animals shall include:
      (1)   Any member of the large cat family (family felidae) including lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, leopards and jaguars, but excluding commonly accepted domesticated house cats.
      (2)   Any naturally wild member of the canine family (family canidae) including wolves, foxes, coyotes, dingoes, and jackals, but excluding commonly accepted domesticated dogs.
      (3)   Any crossbreeds such as the crossbreed between a wolf and a dog, unless the crossbreed is commonly accepted as a domesticated house pet.
      (4)   Any member or relative of the rodent family including any skunk (whether or not descented), raccoon, or squirrel.
      (5)   Any poisonous, venomous, constricting, or inherently dangerous member of the reptile or amphibian families including rattlesnakes, boa constrictors, pit vipers, crocodiles and alligators.
      (6)   Any other animal which is not explicitly listed above but which can be reasonably defined by the terms of this section, including but not limited to bears, deer, monkeys and game fish.
   FARM ANIMALS. Those animals commonly associated with a farm or performing work in an agricultural setting. Unless otherwise defined, FARM ANIMALS shall include members of the equestrian family (horses, mules), bovine family (cows, bulls), sheep, turkeys, fowl (ducks, geese), swine (including Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs), goats, and other animals associated with a farm, ranch or stable.
   HEN. A female chicken.
   HIVE. The receptacle inhabited by a colony that is manufactured for that purpose.
   HONEYBEE. All life stages of the common domestic honey bee, apis mellifera. African subspecies and Africanized hybrids are not considered to be honeybees for the purposes of this chapter.
   OWNER. Any person owning, harboring or keeping an animal of any kind.
   ROOSTER. A male chicken.
   RUN. A fully enclosed area attached to a coop where hens can roam.
(`89 Code, § 173.010) (Am. Ord. 712, passed 11-15-2011; Am. Ord. 788, passed 12-17-2019; Am. Ord. 791, passed 5-19-2020)