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0109 Dog License and Impounding 1972 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3O 31 32 ORDINANCE NO. 109 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 9 OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO; REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF DOGS, PRESCRIBING LICENSE FEE, PROHIBITING DOGS FROM RUNNING AT LARGE, DEFINING A KENNEL, AND REQUIRING KENNEL LICENSES, PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOUNDING OF DOGS, PROVIDING FEES FOR THE OBTAIN- ING OF DOGS IMPOUNDED, PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A POUNDMASTER, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, to-wit: Section 1. Ordinance No. 9 of the village of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed and approved on the 17th day of July, 1951, is hereby repealed in its entirety. Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to own, harbor, keep or possess a dog over the age of four (4) months within the City without first procurring license therefor as provided herein. Section 3. All dog licenses shall be issued on a calendar year basis and the fees therefor shall be as follows: For each male or spade female dog, $3.00 per year or fraction thereof. For each unspade female dog, $5.00 per year or fraction thereof. For each dog over two, licensed to the owners of any single premises, an additional $10.00 per dog per year or any fraction thereof, provided, however, that when any dog shall be temporarily in the city of Chubbuck, Idaho, for a period of less than 30 days the owner thereof shall be entitled to obtain a temporary license at no cost. Section 4. Every dog shall at all times wear a substantial, durable collar, to which shall be securely attached the required license tag. Section 5. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog to allow or permit the same, whether licensed or not, to be or remain upon the streets or alleys of the City of Chubbuck or in any public place of the City of Chubbuck or upon any other premises without the consent of the person in possessio~ of such other premises unless: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 (a) Such dog be in the charge of a person and controlled by a leash not exceeding l~r feet in length, or (b) Said dog be confined in a motor vehicle. Section 6. Upon learning that any dog is running at large or that any dog is a dog of a vicious nature or has been found to be a Public nuisance as set forth in this Section, the Police Department of the City will notify the owner or keeper of such dog in writing or in person that such dog has beer. found to be running at large, vicious, or has been found to be a public nuisance and if such owner or keeper of such dog thereafter refuses or fails to prevent such dog from howling or barking during the hours between sunset and sunrise, or refuses or fails to prevent such dog from destroying property of others, or refuses or fails to prevent such dog from running at large, then such owner shall be deemed guilty of a misdeamor, and said dog, if declared and found, to be a public nuisance, may be killed by any officer of the City entrusted with the enforcement of this Chapter. Section' 7. A commercial kennel shall~ be defined as any lot or premises or portion thereof on which 3 or more dogs, cats, and other household animals are maintained, harbored, possessed, boarded, bred or cared for in return for compensation, or kept for sale. No commercial kennel shall be allowed, within the' city without a permit. An application for said permit shall be made to the city planning and. zoning commission. The planning and zoning commission shall conduct such investigation and/or hearing as it deems necessary, and shall thereafter forward the application to the city council with its recommendat~ol If the city council shall determine that the issuance of such l~ permit is not in the interest of the community and is detrimenta~ to the surrounding property it shall upon payment of such licens~ fees as shall be established, by the council issue the permit. Section 8. The Animal Control Officer of the City of Chubbuck or any other person designated or employed. 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 by the City shall impound, any and all dogs found running at large in the streets, alleys, or other public places or other places as defined in Section 5 above, whether such dog running at large is owned or harbored, by a person residing within the City of Chubbuck or elsewhereo The Animal Control Officer or other person so designated by the Mayor may seize, impound and destroy in a humane manner any and all dogs wihtout licenses as required by Section 4. When a dog wearing a collar bearing a cu~- rent license tag is taken up, the poundmaster shall notify the owner or representative of the owner is such can be found.; the owner or representative may~pon payment to the City of the sum of $5.00 pound fee plus $2.00 per day for each day which the dog has been impounded return said dog. If the owner or representative of the owner of the dog taken up and impounded under the provisions of this Section shall fail to pay said fees withi~ 3 days after such notice has been given, the poundmaster may dispose of the dog. Section 9. The poundmaster shall have authority to order the owner of any dog showing symptoms of rabies, or of any dog which has bitten any person or persons, so as to cause an abrasion of the skin, to subject such dog to the city pound for quarantine for a period of not to exceed 15 days, and if such dog shall be determined free of rabies the same shall be ~etu~ned to owner upon payment of one-half (½) the required fee for keeping dogs impounded. No other fee shall be ~harged. If such fee is not paid the dog shall be subject to disposal as provided in Section 4. Provided, however, that in lieu of submitting such dog to the city pound, the owner may, at his expense, admit such dog to a veterinarian for examination. Any dog afflicted with rabies shall be disposed of im- mediately; either by the owner or by the poundmaster. Section 10. The poundmaster designated and employed by the city may impound any and all dogs found run- ning at large in the streets, alleys or other public places or 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2O 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 other premises as defined and prohibited, by Section 6, whether such dog so running at large is owned or harbored by a person within the limits of the City of Chubbuck or elsewhere; the poundmaster designated, and employed by the city may impound any and all dogs without collars bearing licenses as required by Section 4; provided., that when a dog is wearing a collar bear- ing a license tag of the preceding year is taken up, the poundma~t shall notify the owner or representative of the owner, if such owner or representative can be found. The owner or representatiQe of the owner of any dog which may be taken up and impounded under the provisions of this Section, may recover possession of such dog upon payment to the city of the license fee and upon payment to the city of the fees and costs in this chapter provided. If the owner or representative of the owner of any dog taken up and. impounded under the provisions of this section shall fail to pay the license fee on such dog, and the costs and fees provided by this chapter, within three (3) days after such notice has been given, the poundmaster may dispose~ of such dog; First, by delivering the same to any person who will pay the license and the costs and. fees herein provided; Second, by destroying such dog in a humane way. Sectionll. The Mayor may appoint a poundmaster and give him the authority of a Police Officer under the supervision of the Chief of Police, to be responsible for the enforcement of all dog regulations as well as other stray animal~ All fees shall be turned over to the City Treasurer. It shall be unlawful for any person to hinder or moles~ any person who may be engaged in seizing or killing of any dog within the city limits, when such person is authorized to do same. Section 12. The violation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered a misdemeanor. Section 13, An emergency is hereby declared, to exist and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 1 2 3 4 immediately upon its passage and approval and publication as provided by law. APPROVED BY THEn,~'~vr~.~,~ OF eIIE ~,,]'.Ti OF C!!UBBUCK~ IDAHO, d~y of June, l¢)'77 ~qTTF2 ~. City Clerk /// 5