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As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words shall mean:
ABANDONED: An animal whose owner cannot be immediately identified through reasonable diligence.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: The animal control officer or agents of the City retained by hire or contract.
ANIMAL SHELTER: A facility owned and/or operated by a governmental entity or any society incorporated in the State of Utah for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals and used for the care and custody of seized, stray, homeless, quarantined, abandoned or unwanted dogs, cats or other small domestic animals.
AT LARGE: Any animal off the premises of the owner or custodian of the animal, and not under immediate control of the owner or custodian.
EXOTIC ANIMALS: Any animal whose native habitat is not indigenous to the continental United States, excluding Alaska, except tropical fish, fur-bearing animals commercially bred for the furrier trade, and birds. Constrictor snakes in excess of ten feet in length are defined as dangerous animals.
IMPOUNDED: Having been received into the custody of an animal control officer for confinement in an animal shelter or into the custody of any authorized agent or representative of the City.
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.
WILD ANIMAL: Any animal of a species that in its natural habitat is wild. (Ord. 2015.04, 6-11-2015; amd. Ord. 2020.12, 6-11-2020)