As used in this chapter, the words and phrases specified below shall have the following meanings:
ABANDON/ABANDONED: The leaving of an animal without adequate provision for the animal's care by its owner.
AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL OR AGRICULTURAL DOG: An animal developed or trained to do useful work such as herd other animals rather than kept as a pet.
ANIMAL: Every nonhuman species, both domestic and wild.
ANIMAL SHELTER: A facility or program: a) providing services for stray, lost, or unwanted animals, including holding and placing the animals for adoption or b) a private humane society or private animal welfare organization.
BITE: An actual puncture, tear, or abrasion of the skin inflicted by the teeth of an animal.
CATS: Any age feline of the domesticated types.
COMMERCIAL KENNEL: Any premises, except where accessory to an agricultural use, where five (5) or more dogs, over four (4) months of age are boarded, trained, groomed, or bred for hire, and/or offered for sale for commercial use. The selling of one litter of offspring per year, per premises, shall not be construed as commercial and shall not require a kennel permit.
DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL CONTROL: The director of the Summit County division of animal control who is vested with the power and authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
DOG: Any canis over four (4) months of age.
ESTRAY: Any unbranded sheep, cattle, horses, mules, asses or other livestock found running at large, or any branded sheep, cattle, horses, mules, asses or other livestock found running at large whose owner cannot be found after reasonable search, or any swine found running at large whose owner cannot be found after reasonable search (does not mean or include any unweaned animal that is running with its mother).
LEASH OR LEAD: Any chain, rope, or device used to restrain an animal.
NEUTER: A surgical procedure performed on male animals in which its testicles are removed.
OWNER: Any person who is either the legal owner, keeper, possessor or the actual custodian of an animal. Ownership is established by a person registering as owner on a license or other legal document, or being a person claiming ownership and taking possession of an animal. Where the "owner" is a minor under the age of eighteen (18) years, the minor's parents or legal guardian shall be liable for and held responsible for payment of their minor child's citation, fines, and/or late penalties.
PRIVATE KENNEL: Any person owning, possessing or harboring five (5) or more dogs and that does not meet the definition of "commercial kennel" as defined herein.
PROOF OF STERILIZATION: A written document signed by a veterinarian stating that a specified animal has been sterilized, the date on which the sterilization was performed, and the location where the sterilization was performed.
PUPPY: Any canis four (4) months of age or under.
QUARANTINE: The isolation of an animal in a substantial enclosure so that the animal is not subject to contact with other animals or unauthorized persons.
SERVICE ANIMALS: Dogs that are individually trained or are in training to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities as defined by the Americans with disabilities act (ADA). Service animals do not include animals used solely as a crime deterrent or to provide emotional support, well being, comfort, or companionship.
SPAY: A surgical procedure performed on a female animal in which its ovaries and uterus are removed.
STERILIZED: An animal that has been surgically altered either by the spaying of a female animal or by the neutering of a male animal, so it is unable to reproduce.
STRAY: Any unidentified or unclaimed animal "at large" as explained in subsection 5-1-9A of this chapter.
VETERINARIAN: Any person properly licensed under the laws of the state of Utah to practice veterinary medicine.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL: Any establishment operated by a licensed veterinarian for surgery, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals.
   A.   Any animal:
      1. With a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury to, or to otherwise endanger the safety of, humans or other domestic animals; or which is known to have attacked or bitten any human or domestic animal at least once before;
      2. Which attacks or has attacked a human being or other domestic animal without provocation;
      3. Which is trained or used as a fighting animal;
   B.   This provision shall not apply to dogs owned or used by government entities.
WILD ANIMAL: Animals including raccoons, skunks, coyotes, foxes, bats, the offspring of wild animals crossbred to domestic dogs and cats, and any other carnivorous animal.
WORRY: To harass by tearing, biting, or shaking with the teeth, or without provocation to chase any animal or person or approach any person in an apparent attitude of attack when such person is in a place where he/she has a right to be. (Ord. 832, 11-12-2014)