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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ANIMAL. Any living species of mammal, fowl, amphibian, or reptile, with the exception of man.
AT-LARGE. An animal on or off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner, or other persons acting for the owner, or in a suitable enclosure.
BREEDER. Any person or persons who keeps, harbors, or maintains animals for the purpose of breeding offspring.
CAT. A member of the felis catus family.
CITY ENFORCEMENT AGENT. Persons designated by the city who are responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
COLLAR. A band, chain, harness or suitable device worn around the neck of an animal to which a license may be affixed.
DOG. A member of the canis familiaris family.
FERAL. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
KENNEL. An enclosed, controlled area, inaccessible to other animals, in which a person keeps, harbors or maintains seven or more dogs, cats or any combination thereof under controlled conditions.
OWNER. Any person owning, keeping, possessing, harboring or maintaining an animal for more than six consecutive days.
PET STORE. A commercial establishment that engages in a for-profit business of selling at retail cats, dogs or other animals, but does not include commercial livestock operations and commercial livestock auction markets. PET STORE does not mean a publicly operated pound or a private, charitable not-for-profit humane society or any animal adoption activity that a pound or humane society conducts off site at any pet store or other commercial enterprise. See A.R.S. § 44-1799.
POULTRY. Domestic fowl, including, but not limited to chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese.
POUND. Any establishment authorized by the city enforcement agent for the confinement, maintenance, safekeeping and control of animals that come into the custody of the city enforcement agent in the performance of his/her official duties.
RODENT. Any of various mammals of the order of Rodentia, including a mouse, rat, squirrel, beaver, gerbil, or hamster.
SALE. The same meaning prescribed in A.R.S. § 47-2106 with the exception that any adoption or gift shall be deemed a sale.
STRAY. Any unlicensed animal running at-large.
VACCINATION. An antirabies vaccination using a type of vaccine approved by the state veterinarian.
VETERINARIAN. Any veterinarian licensed to practice in the state or any veterinarian employed in this state by a governmental agency.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL. Any establishment operated by a veterinarian that provides clinical facilities and houses animals or birds for dental, medical or surgical treatment. A VETERINARY HOSPITAL may have adjacent to it, or in conjunction with it, or as an integral part of it, pens, stalls, cages or kennels for quarantine, observation or boarding.
WILD ANIMAL. Animals in a state of nature; any animal living in a natural, undomesticated state; animals ferae naturae.
('80 Code, § 6-1) (Ord. 1798, passed 12-20-78; Ord. O2009-02, passed 1-7-09; Ord. O2011-03, passed 3-2-11)