Section 5-1 Definitions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21015 on 07/05/2011, Section 5-1 read as follows.
The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall
be deemed to have the following
Dangerous exotic animal includes the following exotic
(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
(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
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
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
reptiles and poisonous
(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.
§ 1, 2-1-10)
Cross reference(s)--Rules of construction and definitions generally, § 1-2.