Village of Caledonia, NY
Livingston County
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[Adopted 9-16-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2003]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Caledonia has determined that certain animals, insects or birds by reason of their aggressive nature, noise, odor or other health concerns pose a potential threat to the residents of the Village and would interfere with the peace and comfort of the residents of the village and that, therefore, the keeping of the same within the Village must be prohibited.
For the purposes of this article, the following words are defined as follows:
FARM
Any parcel of land containing five acres or more which is used for the raising, production or breeding of animals, livestock or poultry or for the raising of cattle for the purpose of milk production; provided, however, that the structures in connection with such uses shall be located not less than 100 feet from any property line and that the storage of manure shall be not less than 200 feet from any residence on a neighboring lot.
HOUSEHOLD PET
Those creatures which are normally kept within the confines of a dwelling by humans, such as cats, fish and, in some circumstances, rabbits, birds, reptiles, turtles, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, salamanders and lizards.
OWNER
Any person having a right of property in the subject animal, insect or bird and any person who has the same in his or her keeping or who harbors the same. Such creatures owned by minors shall be deemed to be in the custody and control of the minor's parents or other head of the household where the minor resides.
PERSON
An individual, firm, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other association of persons or entities.
This article shall apply to creatures including, by way of example but not limited to, the following:
A. 
Livestock such as goats, sheep and llamas.
B. 
Insects, such as bees.
C. 
Fowl or poultry such as chickens, roosters, turkeys, ostriches, ducks, geese, peacocks and pheasants.
This article shall not apply to the following:
A. 
Dogs, horses, and hogs, which are covered by other regulations of the Village of Caledonia. If, however, such other regulations are found to be inapplicable to any of the foregoing animals, then this article shall apply to such animals.
B. 
Any duly licensed pet store, municipal pound or animal hospital operated by a New York State licensed veterinarian.
C. 
Any person who operates a farm pursuant to the definition of "farm" set forth in this article.
No person shall hereafter keep or harbor within the Village of Caledonia any creature such as those set forth in § 59-19 or 59-20A (if applicable) hereof, other than household pets, defined in § 59-18 hereof, and the creatures excluded by § 59-20 hereof (which may be kept only as provided in the separate regulations which pertain thereto).
No person owning, harboring or keeping any creature, including but not limited to household pets as defined herein, shall suffer, permit or allow the same to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or other persons by making loud or unusual noises for an unreasonable period of time, at an unreasonable time or in an unreasonable manner; nor shall such person allow or permit such creature to conduct itself in such a manner as to habitually annoy or endanger any other person. Such conduct shall constitute a nuisance.
Any person who at the adoption of this article has, keeps or harbors within the Village of Caledonia any creature set forth in § 59-19 hereof or not otherwise regulated as set forth in § 59-20A hereof, other than household pets defined in § 59-18 hereof, excluding the creatures and circumstances set forth in § 59-20 hereof, shall have a period of three months to secure other quarters for said creature(s) outside of the Village of Caledonia; after which date § 59-21 of this article shall be enforced.
A violation of this article is hereby declared to be an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment of up to 15 days. Each week's violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
This article will be enforced by the Village Police Department of the Village of Caledonia, the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, the New York State Police or any other law enforcement agency with appropriate jurisdiction.