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It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to harbor, feed or keep in his or her possession, by confinement or otherwise, any animal that does not belong to him or her unless he or she has:
(A) The consent of the owner or keeper of the animal; or
(B) Within 72 hours of the time the animal has come within his or her possession, notified the animal shelter. Upon receiving the notice, an Animal Control Officer shall obtain the animal and place it in the animal shelter if requested by the person in possession.
(C) No owner shall keep, maintain or harbor more than five domesticated animals four months old or older, within the corporate limits of the city at any time.
(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to locate any dog lot or any containment structure for a dog within ten feet of any property line (excludes yards that are fenced.)
(E) It shall be lawful for any person to keep, permit or allow chickens within the city limits under the following terms and conditions:
(1) No more than four hens shall be allowed for each single family lot. No chickens shall be allowed in multi-family complexes, including duplexes. Roosters are not permitted.
(2) There shall be no outside slaughtering of chickens.
(3) All chickens must be kept in a secure enclosure (a "coop") during non-daylight hours. During daylight hours, chickens may be located in a chicken pen or in a securely fenced backyard.
(4) Chicken coops must be situated at least ten feet from all property lines and the coop and chickens must at all times be located in the backyard of the residence.
(5) Chicken coops must be kept in a neat and sanitary condition at all times and must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent offensive odors.
(Ord. passed 4-5-93; Am. Ord. passed 3-11-13; Am. Ord. passed 3-9-15) Penalty, see § 92.99