CHAPTER 3. ANIMALS AND FOWL.*
Article IV. Domestic Animal Keeping.
Sec. 3-4-7. Minimum standards for keeping animals.
The permissive keeping of animals as defined in Section 3-4-4 shall be
subject to the following minimum standards:
(a) Fencing and Enclosure
Regulations For Animals used for Commercial, Industrial or Scientific
(1) All animals shall be kept in an area which is fenced so as to
prevent the animals from roaming and if in a residential zone such fenced area
shall be wholly located within the rear yard of the site where the animals are
(2) No part of the fenced area shall be within seventy-five feet of
any neighboring dwelling, school, church or health care facility, within a
required side yard or front yard setback.
(3) Within the fenced area, a
shelter shall be provided of sufficient size to provide cover for the animals
kept on the parcel. No part of the shelter shall be located within seventy-five
feet of any neighboring dwelling, within the front yard setback, or within
twenty feet of a side or rear property line.
(4) Required fences and
enclosures shall be maintained in good repair to protect animals from injury,
restrict the entrance of other animals and prevent the escape of animals. All
reasonable precautions shall be taken to protect the public from the animals and
the animals from the public.
(5) Enclosure areas shall be of sufficient size
to provide adequate and proper housing so as to prevent
(b) Required Management Practices.
1. Wastewater disposal
shall be provided in a manner approved by the health officer.
and animal enclosures including but not limited to pens, barns, corrals,
paddocks and feed areas shall be maintained free from excessive litter, garbage
and the accumulation of manure, so as to discourage the proliferation of flies,
other disease vectors and offensive odors. Sites shall be maintained in a neat
and sanitary manner.
3. In no case shall any person allow the keeping of
animals to cause significant soil erosion, or to produce sedimentation on any
public road, adjoining property, or in any drainage channel. In the event such
sedimentation occurs, the keeping of animals outdoors on the site shall be
deemed a nuisance and may be subject to abatement.
4. Manure in excess of
that which can be safely and sanitarily utilized on the premises shall be
removed and shall not be allowed to accumulate.
5. All animals shall be
supplied with sufficient good and wholesome food and water as often as their
feeding habits require.
6. Animals shall be taken to a licensed veterinarian
for examination and treatment if so ordered by the community development
director or animal control officer. (Ord. No. 1323, (part).)