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 Chapter 4 - Animals and Dogs
1 Dangerous Dogs
2 Running at Large
3 Disturbing the Peace
4 Inoculation
5 Dog Bites
6 Penalty


Sec. 4-1  Dangerous Dogs.

No vicious, dangerous, ferocious dog or dog sick with or liable to communicate hydrophobia or other contagious or infectious disease shall be permitted to run at large or loose in the village.

Sec. 4-2  Running at Large.

No animal shall be permitted to run at large in the village.  Any animal found upon any public street, sidewalk, alley, parkway, or on the private property of anyone other than the owner of such animal without the express consent of such property owner, or in any unenclosed place, shall be deemed running at large unless such dog is firmly held on a leash or is in an enclosed vehicle.  It shall be the duty of the registered owner of every animal to keep same safely and securely muzzled.

Sec. 4-3  Disturbing the Peace.

No person owning any dog shall suffer or permit such dog to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood by barking, or by making other loud or unusual noises, or by running through or across cultivated gardens or fields.


Sec. 4-4  Inoculation.

It shall be unlawful to permit any dog which is not on a leash, under control, or muzzled to be in any public street, parkway, sidewalk, park, in any store or place of public gathering or in any place in the municipality other than in an enclosed area, unless such dog has been inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian within the preceding year.

Sec. 4-5  Dog Bites.

Whenever any dog bites a person, the owner of said dog shall immediately notify the President of the Board of Trustees, who shall order the dog held on the owner's premises or shall have it impounded for a period of two weeks.  The dog shall be examined immediately after it has bitten anyone and again at the end of the two-week period.  If at the end of two weeks a veterinarian is convinced that the dog is free from rabies the dog shall be released from quarantine or from the pound as the case may be.  If the dog dies in the meanwhile, its head shall be sent to the state department of health for examination for rabies.  The owner of any such dog shall be responsible for all fees or other expenses incurred in complying with this section.

Sec. 4-6  Creulty.

No person shall beat, ill treat, torment or abuse any animal or bird.  No person shall throw or deposit any poisonous substance on any exposed or private place where it may endanger any animal.  No person shall provoke any animal to bark or bite by taunting it.  It shall be unlawful for any animal owner to abandon an animal where it may become a public charge or may suffer injury or exposure.

Sec. 4-7  Livestock.

No person shall keep or maintain any horse, mule, pony, donkey, burro, cow, goat, sheep, pig, poultry of any kind, ducks, or other livestock within the city limits.  This section shall not pertain to properties upon which any such animal was kept prior to the enactment of this prohibition, and which has been continuously used for such purpose without a lapse in such use for six months or greater,

Sec. 4-9  Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more that Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.