§ 130-005  Animals Disturbing the Peace.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person or legal entity to permit any animal within the person’s or entity’s care, custody or control to excessively bark, howl, or make other noises by day or night that disturbs the peace and quiet of any person.
   (B)   For purpose of § 130-005, ANIMAL is defined as any mammal, bird, or fowl.
   (C)   For purposes of § 130-005, EXCESSIVELY requires complaints from at least two individuals, residing in separate households, with independent knowledge of the noise.
   (D)   The first violation of § 130-005 shall result in a written warning. The warning shall place the violator on notice of the requirements of § 130-005 and that future violations may result in a civil penalty.
   (E)   It shall be an affirmative defense if the animal was provoked into creating the noise at issue.
('80 Code, § 6-4)  (Ord. 1798, passed 12-20-78; Ord. O2011-03, passed 3-2-11; Ord. O2020-009, passed 6-17-20)  Penalty, see § 130-999