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City of Lake Waukomis, MO
Platte County
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[CC 1974 §4-31; Ord. No. 186 §1, 4-8-1992]
One (1) domesticated Vietnamese potbellied pig may be kept in residentially zoned areas of the City, provided that males over the age of four (4) weeks and females over age of one hundred twenty (120) days are neutered and adult pigs do not exceed ninety-five (95) pounds in weight. All such animals must be of proven pure bred lineage and the owner must be able to produce litter papers to verify pedigree. In addition, one (1) pig over the age of one hundred twenty (120) days must be registered and licensed as required of dogs in Section 205.110 of this Chapter. Fees for such licenses will be the same as required for dogs and must be obtained from the City Collector who must receive a certificate of immunization from a licensed veterinarian that such Vietnamese potbellied pig has been vaccinated against pseudorabies prior to issuing such license. The following Sections applicable to dogs shall also apply to domesticated Vietnamese potbellied pigs: Sections 205.075, 205.080, 205.100, 205.130 and 205.140. Sections of this Chapter applying to animals in general shall also apply to domesticated Vietnamese potbellied pigs.
A. 
Exotic Or Wild Animal — Definition, Etc. Any mammal, fowl, fish or any other species not commonly considered as pets or commonly raised for food or agricultural purposes which pose a possible threat to the life or health of humans. Any restrictions on the keeping of such animals shall not apply to traveling entertainment shows such as circuses so long as exotic animals which may be a part of such shows are confined in such a manner as to reasonably provide safe separation between the exotic animal and the general public. The Marshal shall be responsible for determining the applicability of this definition to any mammal, fowl, fish or other species.
B. 
No person or corporation shall possess, house, shelter, pen, sell or offer for sale within the limits of the City of Lake Waukomis any exotic animal as defined in Subsection (A) of this Section. A person desiring to possess any mammal, fowl, fish or other species which, in the opinion of the Marshal is prohibited under this definition shall have the right to request a public hearing before the Board of Aldermen which shall make a final decision and be governed by majority vote.
A person commits the offense of keeping a dangerous wild animal if he or she keeps any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena, wolf, bear, nonhuman primate, coyote, any deadly, dangerous, or poisonous reptile, or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight (8) feet long, in any place other than a properly maintained zoological park, circus, scientific, or educational institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, or animal refuge.
[Ord. No. 415 §1, 6-8-2011]
A. 
The feeding of wildlife, including, but not limited to, Canada Geese and feral cats, within the City limits is prohibited.
B. 
The term "feral cat" is hereby defined as follows:
Feral cats are abandoned cats or cats born in the wild without City licenses or tags. Abandoned means to drop off or leave a cat on a street, road, or highway, or in a public place, or on the private property of another, or fail to provide an animal adequate sustenance for a period of forty-eight (48) hours.
C. 
No person shall deposit, place, distribute, leave or allow to be left any food of any kind or nature that may be consumed by wildlife, including Canada Geese and/or feral cats, on public or private property within the City of Lake Waukomis.
D. 
No person who owns, rents, or resides in a residence in the City of Lake Waukomis shall allow or permit food of any kind or nature, which may be consumed by wildlife, including Canada Geese and feral cats, to be placed, left or remain on the outside premises of said residence.
E. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any public officer or public employee in the performance of his or her duties, including feeding for the purpose of trapping feral cats or other wild animals. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the feeding of birds other than waterfowl.
F. 
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this Section may, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or confinement not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both. Each act in which a person violates this Section shall be considered a separate incident and may be punished as a separate occurrence.