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"Animal" shall mean and include any bird, mammal, reptile, or other creature; except fish.
"Animal Control Officer" or "Animal Care and Control Officer" shall mean the Director of the Animal Care and Control Department.
"At large" shall mean any dog off the premises of its owners or guardians and not under restraint by a leash, rope or chain of not more than eight (8) feet in length, and any other animal not under physical restraint.
"Authorized Licensing Entity" shall mean an individual or entity that has entered into an agreement with the Director of Animal Care and Control to accept applications and payments for dog licenses, and issue such licenses to dog owners or guardians in accordance with the requirements of Sections 41.15 through 41.20. Such individuals or entities may include, but are not limited to, other departments of the City and County, licensed veterinarians practicing in the City and County, retailers of pet supplies and providers of animal care services engaged in business in the City and County, and nonprofit organizations engaged in promoting animal welfare.
"Barking Dog" is defined as a dog that barks, bays, cries, howls or makes any other noise continuously and incessantly for a period of 10 minutes to the disturbance of any other person.
"City and County" shall mean the City and County of San Francisco.
"Dog" shall include female as well as male dogs.
"Guardian" shall mean owner, and both terms shall be used interchangeably.
"Health Officer" shall mean the Director of the Department of Public Health of the City and County, or any employee of said Department or other person authorized by said officer to act on his or her behalf.
"Hoofed Animal" shall mean and include horse, mare, gelding, mule, burro, sheep, cow, goat or any other animal with a hoofed foot.
"Live release rate" shall mean the ratio of live animals impounded to live animals released per year.
"Owner" shall mean any person who possesses, has title to or an interest in, harbors or has control, custody or possession of an animal, and the verb forms of "to own" shall include all those shades of meaning.
"Person" shall mean and include corporations, estates, associations, partnerships and trusts, as well as one or more individual human beings.
(Added by Ord. 226-73, File No. 136-73-1, App. 6/22/73; amended by Ord. 386-75, File No. 312-75-1, App. 9/2/75; Ord. 182-89, File No. 97-89-14, App. 6/5/89; Ord. 2-02, File No. 010491, App. 1/18/02; Ord. 5-03, File No. 021645, App. 1/24/2003; Ord. 97-15 , File No. 150528, App. 6/25/2015, Eff. 7/25/2015)