City of Higginsville, MO
Lafayette County
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[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The owner of or person responsible for any horse, cow or other domestic animal, or the owner of any chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys or other domestic fowls, who shall suffer or permit the same to run at large in the City shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The Chief of Police, Animal Control Officer, or other Police Officer shall take up or impound any animal found running at large, and if the owner thereof cannot be located, he or she shall dispose of the same as provided by the State Statute as to animals found running at large.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
Any person owning or keeping any dangerous dog or animal or beast, and knowing the same to be dangerous and suffering the same to run at large in the City shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
No person shall keep or maintain within the City limits cows, horses or any domestic animal or fowls, in any pen, building or enclosure which shall be unclean or filthy, and no person shall permit any building, pen or enclosure upon his/her premises to become unclean or filthy on account of confining therein any such animals or fowls, and no person shall keep confined in any building, pen or enclosure any animals or fowls in such manner as to cause obnoxious or disagreeable odors either from the animals, fowls, pens or enclosure.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The parent or guardian of a minor child is responsible for the adequate care of any animal owned by, in the control of, or harbored by that minor child.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
A. 
No owner shall fail to provide his or her animals with adequate good and wholesome food and water, adequate shelter and protection from the weather, veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering, and with humane care and treatment.
B. 
No person shall wound, torture, maim, cruelly ill-treat, torment, overload, overwork, mutilate, kill, or otherwise abuse an animal; or cause, instigate, or permit any dogfight, cockfight, or other combat between animals or between animals and humans.
C. 
No person shall give, sell, lend, barter or otherwise knowingly furnish any instrument, means, compound or other thing to be used for the purpose of maltreating, torturing, maiming, or killing any animal.
D. 
No owner of any animal shall abandon such animal within or near the vicinity of the corporate City limits of Higginsville.
E. 
No person shall expose any known poisonous substance, whether mixed with food or not, so that the same shall be liable to be eaten by any animal, provided that it shall not be unlawful for a person to expose on his own property common rat poison mixed only with vegetable substances.