CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATIONCHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION\ARTICLE 1. LIVESTOCK AND FOWL GENERALLY

ARTICLE 1. LIVESTOCK AND FOWL GENERALLY

Any member of the horse family, jackass family, swine family, sheep family, goat family or any species of cattle.

(Ord. 1132; Ord. 1245; Code 2016)

Any member of the species Gallus domesticus, any pigeon, any species of peafowl or any bird used for food or hunted as game.

(Ord. 1132; Ord. 1245; Code 2016)

(a)   It shall be unlawful to keep, harbor, shelter or maintain livestock or fowl within the corporate city limits.

(b)   Exceptions:

(1)   Livestock and fowl under direct supervision of and upon the premises of fairs, livestock shows, rodeos or circuses shall be exempt from this restriction.

(2)   Livestock and fowl under the supervision of an educational institution.

(Ord. 1132; Ord. 1245; Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to permit or allow any livestock or fowl to run at large within the city or to picket or drive any livestock or fowl in or upon any street, avenue, lane, alley or other public ground within the city. Exception: Livestock and fowl under direct supervision of and upon the premises of fairs, livestock shows, rodeos or circuses shall be exempt from this restriction.

(Ord. 1132; Ord. 1245; Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any swine within 50 feet of any dwelling or business house or suffer or permit any hog pen, stable, dog kennel or privy to become a nuisance to the annoyance of any person or neighborhood, in the city.

(Ord. 180, Sec. 10; Code 1994, 2-104)

The public officer is authorized and empowered to make and publish rules and regulations pertaining to the keeping of livestock and fowl within the city and may by such rules forbid the keeping of all or any class of livestock and fowl in the city during such times and at such places as the board shall deem to be inimical and hazardous to the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the city. The board may make regulations pertaining to the sanitary conditions of stables, pens or lots where any such livestock and fowl are fed or kept and shall cause the same to be cleaned and kept free of all offensive odors and conditions and in so doing may limit the number of any animals or fowl which may be lawfully kept within the city. A violation of the rules and regulations duly published shall constitute a misdemeanor and a violation of this section.

(Ord. 180, Sec. 9; Code 1994, 2-105)

No person shall breed or permit the breeding of any animals in public view within the city.

(Ord. 180, Sec. 25; Code 1994)

It shall be unlawful for any person to race, run or cause to be run upon any street or alley in the city any horse, mule or other animal or to drive or ride any animal in such manner as to endanger the safety of any person.

(Ord. 180, Sec. 7; Code 1994)

It shall be unlawful for any person to picket any horses, cattle or other animals in any street or alley of the city.

(Ord. 180, Sec. 18; Code 1994)

It shall be unlawful for any person to carry on or maintain in any building upon any lot or piece of ground fronting or abutting on main street, or upon any part of blocks numbered One, Two, Eleven, Twelve, and in the city, any livery, feed or sale stable, or to maintain or operate any place for public use where horses or livestock are cared for, fed or kept for sale or hire, on any of the above described premises.

(Ord. 180, Sec. 23; Code 1994)