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(a) Whenever a complaint is filed with the Municipal Court alleging the existence of a nuisance condition by virtue of the owning, keeping or harboring of animals within a dwelling, the Court shall forthwith schedule a hearing, giving the owner or keeper of such animals as well as the complainant reasonable notice of the hearing. At such hearing, the Court shall afford the complainant as well as the owner, keeper and/or harborer of such animals the opportunity to present evidence and testimony. Upon the finding of a nuisance condition, the Court may order said condition or conditions abated by the owner, keeper or harborer of said animals, or make such other order as will be consistent with the findings.
It shall be a minor misdemeanor for any owner, keeper or harborer of such animals to fail to obey any order to abate the nuisance within ten days of serving said order on the owner, keeper or harborer of such animals.
(b) For purposes of this section, "dwelling" shall mean any single-family dwelling or any separate unit in a two-family or multifamily dwelling or apartment within the City, including the lot or parcel of land on which the house or building is located and also all out-buildings located on such lot or parcel.
(Ord. 22-93. Passed 5-24-93.)