§ 6-9. Quarantine of female cats and dogs required; penalties.  

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  • It shall be unlawful for a person to allow a female cat or dog in heat or season to run at-large or stray within the city.

    A person owning or having control of a female cat or dog in heat or season shall quarantine the cat or dog indoors, in a securely enclosed pen or structure or in a securely fenced area.

    A code or law enforcement officer is authorized to issue a citation to a person when, based upon personal investigation, the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed a civil infraction in violation of this section. The person shall pay within thirty (30) days from the date a citation was issued a civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) to the police department in full satisfaction of the violation. If the person chooses to contest the citation, he or she must contact the clerk of the county court within the thirty (30) days and request a court hearing.

    A person who violates this section two (2) times in six (6) months shall be punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed sixty (60) days or five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. No. 2007-28, § 1, 8-21-07)