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Feeding of Nuisance Animals Prohibited

No person shall, with the intent to attract common pigeons; crows; blackbirds; other large, flocking, wild non-game birds; nuisance animals, including, but not limited to, squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, and deer; wild animals; domestic pets; or vermin; place any edible item in any manner or position where such edible item shall be accessible to attract common pigeons; crows; blackbirds; other large, flocking, wild non-game birds; nuisance animals, including, but not limited to, squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, and deer; wild animals; domestic pets; or vermin.

The placing of any edible item in such a manner as to attract common pigeons; crows; blackbirds; other large, flocking, wild non-game birds; nuisance animals, including, but not limited to, squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, and deer; wild animals; domestic pets; or vermin; shall be deemed prima-facie evidence of the intent to attract such common pigeons; crows; blackbirds; other large, flocking, wild non-game birds; nuisance animals, including, but not limited to, squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, and deer; wild animals; domestic pets; or vermin.

Nothing herein shall be construed as in any manner limiting or restricting the feeding of small birds, with the exception of pigeons, from suitable containers for food, elevated at least sixty inches above the ground level and of such design and construction as to minimize any potential for food and/or seed from spilling and/or dropping to the ground.

Any and all refuse or waste kept outdoors shall be stored in such a manner as to render the same inaccessible to any and all animals, birds, domestic pets, and vermin.

Barking Dogs

No person shall keep or harbor any dog within the Municipality which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such a character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of the Municipality. Any person who allows any dog habitually to remain or be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure, which he or she occupies or owns, shall be considered to be harboring such dog.

Nuisance Conditions

No person shall keep or harbor any animal or fowl in the Municipality so as to create noxious or offensive odors or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public.

No person, whether the owner or person in charge or control of an animal, shall permit the animal to destroy or damage any lawn, tree, shrub, plant, building or other property, other than the property of the owner or of the person in charge or control of such animal, by scratching, digging, defecating, urinating or by any other means.

The owning, keeping or harboring within the Municipality of any dog or other animal which, by repeated biting, habitual barking or howling, or by repeated violations of division (a) and/or (b) of this section, all of which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public, may be declared to be a nuisance upon proper order by a court before whom any complaint covering such animal is heard.

Number of Animals Permitted

No person shall raise, harbor or keep more than two of any species of domestic animals, fowl or birds within the City.

Not more than two dogs, except puppies not over three months old, may be kept in any single-family dwelling or in any separate unit in a two-family dwelling, multifamily dwelling or apartment or within any outbuilding located on the property.

No lions, tigers or other wild animals shall be kept upon any premises within the City.