(A)   (1)   No person shall own, harbor or keep any dog over three months of age, for a period in excess of three days, without first having obtained a dog license from the official Dog Warden.  This section shall not apply to any premises maintained by a licensed veterinarian or a licensed pet shop operator.
      (2)   Every person required to obtain a dog license under this chapter shall place and keep around the neck of the dog a permanent-type collar to which shall be securely attached the metallic license tag issued at the time the license was applied for.  No person shall make, sell, purchase, possess, place or allow to be placed on any dog any metallic tag of the same form, shape or appearance as the official metallic license tag.
      (3)   The initial dog license fee, the license fee for dogs and cats caught in violation that are unlicensed, and the amount of the fines for the first and subsequent violations of this chapter shall be as prescribed by the City Council.
   (B)   The keeping of more than two dogs and cats in a single or multiple dwelling unit, except by special permit of the City Council, shall be deemed a public nuisance and unlawful, and shall be abated upon order of the City Council within 90 days or the owner of the premises upon which the nuisance is maintained shall be subject to the penalties imposed.  It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor a dog which habitually barks or cries.  Habitual barking shall be defined as barking for repeated intervals of at least five minutes with less than one minute of interruption.  The barking must also be audible off of the owner’s or caretaker’s premises. Upon the complaint of two or more neighbors, the Dog Warden or any County Deputy Sheriff shall, by mailed notice, notify the person owning, harboring or keeping the habitually barking, howling or baying dog to abate the same within 48 hours or the person shall be subject to the penalties imposed.
(Ord. passed 4-12-83; Am. Ord. 09-01, passed 1-21-09)  Penalty, see § 10.99