City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Section 215.270 Definitions.

[R.O. 2014 §215.270; Ord. No. 809 §1, 5-8-1997; Ord. No. 1190 §1, 1-12-2006]
As used in this Article, the following words shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section, unless the context otherwise indicates:
DOMESTICATED HOUSEHOLD ANIMAL
Any of various animals domesticated by man so as to live and breed in a tame condition. Domesticated household animals shall not include animals which are kept for the purpose of utility rather than pleasure.
KENNEL
A place or establishment, other than a pound or animal shelter, where domesticated household animals, not owned by the proprietor, are sheltered, fed, watered or groomed in return for a consideration.

Section 215.280 Kennels.

[R.O. 2014 §215.280; Ord. No. 809 §2, 5-8-1997; Ord. No. 1189 §1, 1-12-2006]
A. 
Any person who shall own or operate a place or establishment, other than a pound or animal shelter, where domesticated household animals, not owned by the proprietor, are sheltered, fed, watered or groomed in return for a consideration shall be considered the owner or operator of a kennel. Such owner shall file application therefore on a form provided by the City Clerk, which application shall provide information to indicate whether or not the proposed kennel and its operation will violate any provisions of State and City laws and ordinances. If it appears that such kennel and the operation thereof will not be in violation of State and City laws, the City Clerk shall issue a kennel license to said applicant upon the payment of the required fee as set forth in Section 605.020 of this Code.
B. 
Such license shall permit the applicant to operate such kennel described in the application for a period of one (1) year, unless said license is revoked; and any violation of the Subsections of this Section shall constitute sufficient cause for revocation of such license.
C. 
Kennel premises shall be maintained in a clean and satisfactory and sanitary condition at all times and sanitary methods shall be used to obliterate or prevent any offensive odors. The humane officer, City Health Officer and the City Police shall have the right to inspect such kennels at reasonable hours.
D. 
If a kennel is licensed to operate within two hundred (200) feet of a building used or occupied as a residence, except for the keeper of the kennels, the kennel animals shall not be allowed to run at large or be in the outdoor enclosures of the kennel unless the animals are continuously supervised and that such activity does not disturb the peace of adjoining property owners.
E. 
All kennel animals shall be fed, maintained and housed in separate compartments and are not to come in physical contact with other animals except as set forth in Subsection (D) above or in cases of mothers and their young. The inside and outside spaces shall be completely cleaned at least twice per day.

Section 215.290 Violation Is An Offense.

[R.O. 2014 §215.290; Ord. No. 809 §3, 5-8-1997]
Any owner or keeper of a dog, or any person in charge or having custody and control of a dog, who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article, or who shall keep or maintain a kennel shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for a period of not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.