(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep, maintain or have in his or her possession or under his or her control within the city any poisonous reptile or any other dangerous wild animal or reptile, any vicious or dangerous animal or any other animal or reptile of wild, vicious or dangerous propensities.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or have in his or her possession or under his or her control within the city any of the following animals:
(1) All poisonous animals including rear-fang snakes.
(2) Apes: Chimpanzees; gibbons; gorillas, orangutans; and siamangs.
(9) Crocodilians, 30 inches in length or more.
(10) Constrictor snakes, six feet in length or more.
(12) Deer; includes all members of the deer family, for example, white-tailed deer, elk, antelope and moose.
(14) Game cocks and other fighting birds.
(23) Pumas; also known as cougars, mountain lions and panthers.
(c) The prohibitions of this section shall not apply to bona fide pet shops, zoos, circuses, carnivals, educational institutions, or medical institutions, if:
(Ord. 590; Code 2007)
The city’s designated animal control officer shall have such powers and authority to enforce the provisions of this article. Any law enforcement officer or the animal control officer may issue a citation to the owner, harborer or keeper in violation of this article, and any person receiving the citation shall, within 10 days, appear in the municipal court of the city to answer the charged violations. Fines established for the violation of this article shall be in an amount not less than $100.00, nor more than $250.00 per day at the municipal judges’ discretion, plus all court costs involved with resolution of the violation, until the animal is removed from the city.
(Ord. 590, Sec. 1; Code 2007)