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(A) The owner or keeper shall not suffer or permit any animal to bark, howl, cry or make other distressing or loud or unusual noise or to disturb the peace or quiet of any place, neighborhood, family or person in the city in a substantially consistent manner. The disturbing of any neighborhood or persons by any animal is declared to be a nuisance.
(B) If the owner or keeper of an animal causing a repetitious disturbance cannot be located after a reasonable search, or if the owner shall be known to be absent due to illness, incarceration or other circumstances, the animal may be removed by an Animal Control Officer or a police officer and impounded, provided, however, that an Animal Control Officer or a police officer shall obtain necessary legal process to enter into any premises used as a residence to take possession and remove the animal. Further, the owner or keeper of the animal shall be held strictly liable for all expenses incurred.
(C) The repetitious disturbance of any place or neighborhood or person in the city is hereby declared as nuisance and no person shall suffer or permit any nuisance to exist. In the case of a repeat offense, the city may petition the Circuit Court for an order to destroy the animal.
(1980 Code, § 22.106) Penalty, see § 90.999