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(A) No person shall keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the city any of the following:
(1) Any poisonous animal, fish or reptile;
(2) Apes: chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, orangutans and siamangs;
(8) Constrictor snakes;
(11) Game cocks and other fighting birds;
(19) Piranha fish;
(20) Pumas, also known as cougars, mountain lions and panthers;
(23) Snow leopards;
(B) No person shall keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the city any cattle, chickens, donkeys, ducks, goats, horses, mules, pigeons, ponies, sheep, swine or turkeys. The ownership or other entitlement to possession of five or more contiguous acres of land shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of this division if the animal or fowl is kept on such land. This division shall not prohibit the keeping of animals or fowl provided the keeper was keeping an equal or lesser number of the same type of animal or fowl on either the date of passage of this section, or the date of annexation, if annexed after the date of this section. This division shall not prohibit the possession of donkeys, horses, mules or ponies in the city for participation in a parade.
(C) No person shall keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the city any animal which is normally considered potentially dangerous due to its temperament or size unless it is maintained in such a way as to minimize danger to the general public. Animals considered to be potentially dangerous shall include, but not be limited to, wolves, coyotes, or cross-breeds of these and dogs, foxes and bobcats. Such animals shall be restrained at all times. Such cage or pen shall be constructed so as to assure that the animal will not escape nor will unauthorized persons be able to enter. A cage or pen containing such animal shall be enclosed on all sides and the top, with a gate locked with a padlock or other locking device requiring a key to open. The bottom of the cage or pen shall be constructed of concrete, blacktop or other material sufficient to prevent the animal from digging out.
(D) This section does not apply to any circus or to any person while transporting any animal, fish, fowl or reptile through the city, provided that the animal, fish, fowl or reptile is adequately restrained to avoid injury to persons or damage to property.
(E) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor, unless such person has previously been convicted of a violation of this section or such violation results in injury to any person, in which cases a violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor of the first degree.
('65 Code, § 505.09) (Ord. 6-81, passed 1-27-81)