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No person or persons shall keep six or more cats over six months of age in the city at any place or in any premises in the city without first obtaining a permit from the City Council so to do, and the Council may grant or refuse the permit in its discretion as necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the city, provided that if the permit is granted, the Council may prescribe conditions as may be advisable or necessary to prevent the keeping of any and all cats from becoming a nuisance. The keeping or harboring of cats contrary to this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance. This limitation shall not apply to licensed veterinarian relative to a veterinary hospital or clinic maintained and operated by the licensed veterinarian. No charge shall be made for any permit issued hereunder.
(1980 Code, § 22.301) Penalty, see § 90.999