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505.01 ANIMALS OR FOWL RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED.
(a) No person, being the owner, keeper, harborer or having charge of any animal or fowl excepting homing pigeons bearing official bands, shall fail to prevent such animal or fowl from running at large on any property not his own.
(b) No person, being the owner, keeper, harborer or having charge of any dog shall permit such dog to enter upon any public or private property, except as allowed in Section 931.05 (a), other than that of such person unless such dog is securely controlled by a leash not to exceed six feet in length.
When any dog is found on property not that of its owner, keeper, harborer or person having charge, or securely leashed, or under direct control, such dog shall be subject to impoundment.
(c) “Direct control” means that the dog shall be securely attached to a leash, is within sight and hearing, and regardless of the demonstrative fact that the animal will respond instantly to the minimum obedience commands of “come” and “sit” or “stay”. It shall be prima-facie evidence that a dog is not under the required control if such dog chases, injures or kills any person or domestic animal or damages or commits any nuisance upon property other than its owner, keeper or harborer.
(Ord. 49-08. Passed 7-1-08; Ord. 050-2014. Passed 9-2-14; Ord. 055-2021. Passed 7-20-21; Ord. 104-2021. Passed 10-19-21.)