Section 3-25 Keeping of dogs and cats restricted.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation that owns, leases or controls any premises within the city to maintain on said premises more than a total of two (2) dogs and two (2) cats over the age of six (6) months outside of the primary dwelling unit. This provision shall not apply to agriculturally zoned properties. Any owner having more than the above prescribed number of dogs or cats prior to May 1, 1996 or the first date of residency thereafter within the city and who can verify their ownership by way of rabies certificates may continue with the same animals without penalty.
B. The city shall not regulate the number or type of animals that are maintained within a primary dwelling unit; provided, that all such animals shall have a current rabies vaccination as required in this chapter and be maintained in compliance with sections 3-11 through 3-13. Provided further, it shall be unlawful to maintain any number of animals within a dwelling unit in such a way that the conditions of the dwelling unit constitute a nuisance or health hazard and threat to the occupants or welfare of the animals maintained. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit any person to maintain any dangerous animal, whether inside or outside a dwelling unit.
(Ord. No. 3008, 4-26-99)