Section 5-1 Definitions.


    The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall be deemed to have the following meanings:

     Dangerous exotic animal includes the following exotic animals:

    (1)    Lions, tigers, leopards, ocelots, jaguars, cheetahs, margays, mountain lions, Canada lynx, bobcats, jaguarundis, bears, hyenas, wolves and coyotes.

    (2)    Deadly, dangerous or venomous reptiles and venomous arthropods.

    (3)    All nonhuman primates.

    (4)    Any other exotic animal declared by the director to be dangerous.

     Department means the department of public heath and human services except where the context clearly indicates otherwise.

     Director means the director of public health and human services.

    Domesticated animals are those animals which have reproduced while in captivity in the U.S. for at least two hundred (200) generations (with the burden of such proof resting entirely on the owner). A particular animal shall not be regarded as domesticated unless both parents are domesticated animals.

     Exotic animal includes the following:

    (1)    Any mammal not generally accustomed to live in or near human populations.

    (2)    Any mammal not considered to be a member of the class generally referred to as domesticated animals.

    (3)    Venomous reptiles and venomous arthropods.

    (4)    All nonhuman primates.

    (5)    All animals listed on the endangered species list as designated by the U.S. Department of Interior in the Endangered Species Act of 1969.

    (6)    All animals protected from hunting and capture by federal and state law.

    (7)    All predatory birds.

     Feral cat means any cat of any breed that is or becomes undomesticated, untamed, wild or is not a pet.    

    Livestock shall include cattle, horses, mules, goats, sheep, hogs, ducks, geese, turkeys, lamas, emu, ostriches, camels or any other domestic beast  or fowl but shall not include chickens .

     Person shall include natural persons and business entities, their agents, officers, and anyone having an ownership interest therein.

     Rabies Compendium shall mean the most current edition of a document by that name published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, which serves as the standard for rabies vaccine, treatment and policy.

(Code 1964, § 5.031; Ord. No. 10427, § 1, 1-21-85; Ord. No. 11055, § 1, 5-19-86; Ord. No. 11910, § 1, 6-6-88; Ord. No. 15069, § 1, 12-2-96; Ord. No. 17381, § 1, 7-15-02; Ord. No. 20549, § 1, 2-1-10; Ord. No. 21015, § 1, 7-5-11)

      Cross reference(s)--Rules of construction and definitions generally, § 1-2.


(Ord. 21015, Amended, 07/05/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20549, Amended, 02/01/2010, Prior Text; Ord. 17381, Amended, 07/15/2002, Prior Text)