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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 04 - Dogs

Section: 250 - Public nuisance dogs defined


"Public nuisance dog" shall mean any dog which unreasonably gives offense to human senses or substantially interferes with the rights of persons, other than its owner or keeper, to the enjoyment of life or property. The term shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

A.    On three separate occasions within a thirty-six month period has been cited, or impounded for being off its owner\'s or keeper\'s property in violation of any state or local law prohibiting the running at large of dogs

B.    Has damaged the property of any one other than its owner or keeper

C.    Has molested or intimidated persons on public property or private property other than that owned or under the control of its owner or keeper

D.    Has chased vehicles

E.    Make ' s excessive disturbing noises such as barking, howling, whining or other utterances to the unreasonable annoyance, disturbance or discomfort of neighbors or others in the vicinity of the property where the dog is maintained

F.    Has been allowed by its owner or keeper to produce odors which unreasonably annoy, disturb or cause discomfort to persons in the vicinity of the property where the dog is maintained

G.    Has been kept by its owner or keeper in an unsanitary manner

H.    Is one of an excessive number of dogs or other animals maintained on the property owned or controlled by its owner or keeper so as to be offensive to persons or dangerous to the public health, safety or welfare

I.    Has when unprovoked, bitten any person who during a reasonable hour is lawfully on the owner or keeper\'s property.


(Ord. 88-16 § 2 (part), 1988.)