610.04  CARE OF ANIMALS.
   No person shall:
   (a)   Fail to keep any premises where animals are kept in a clean and sanitary condition, or allow such premises to accumulate waste products so as to permit odors to be perceptible on any adjoining premises;
   (b)   Confine any animal on a leash or chain which fails to allow such animal sufficient room for movement to exercise;
   (c)   Fail to keep any animal in other than a humane manner; or
   (d)   Own any animal which causes a disturbance by excessive barking, yelping, howling or other noise making.
   (e)   Inappropriately tether a domesticated animal in violation of this subparagraph. As used herein, tethering means the practice of securing a domesticated animal to a stationary object by means of a metal chain or coated steel cable for keeping a domesticated animal restrained. Tethering does not mean walking a domesticated animal on a leash, or for temporary grooming, or other professional service. It shall be unlawful for a person to:
      (1)   Continuously tether a domesticated animal for more than three hours per day;
      (2)   Tether a domesticated animal on a tether made of anything but a coated steel cable more than ten feet in length;
      (3)   Use a tether or any assembly or attachments thereto to tether a domesticated animal that shall weigh more than 10% of the animal’s body weight, or due to weight, inhibit the free movement of the animal within the area tethered;
      (4)   Tether a domesticated animal on anything except a buckle-type collar or harness, or tethering on a choke chain or around the domesticated animal neck, or tethered to training collars such as choke or pinch-style collars, or in such a manner as to cause injury, strangulation, or entanglement of the domesticated animal on fences, trees, or other man made or natural obstacles;
      (5)    Tether a domesticated animal without access to shade when sunlight is likely to cause overheating, or appropriate shelter to provide insulation and protection against cold and dampness when the atmospheric temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or to tether a domesticated animal without securing its food and water supply so that it cannot be tipped over by the tether;
      (6)   Tether a domesticated animal in an open area where it can be teased by persons or an open area that does not provide the domesticated animal protection from attack by other animals;
      (7)   Tether a domesticated animal in an area where bare earth is present and no steps have been taken to prevent the surface from becoming wet and muddy in the event of precipitation; or
      (8)   Tether a domesticated animal less than four months of age;
      (9)   Tether more than one domesticated animal to a single tether;
      (10)   Tether a domesticated animal to a stationary object which would allow a domesticated animal to come within five feet of any property line; or
      (11)   Tether a domesticated animal without a swivel attached and/or equipped on both ends.
      (12)   A police officer or animal control officer, or his or her designee, may in his or her discretion order a more restrictive tethering requirement if circumstances require and it is not detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the domesticated animal.
(Ord. 2016-06.  Passed 10-3-16.)