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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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[CC 1987 §73.070]
Any person destroying an animal affected with rabies, suspected of being affected with rabies or known to have bitten some human being within a period of ten (10) days prior to its death shall notify the Chief of Police and shall surrender the carcass of such animal upon demand. The owner or custodian of any such destroyed animal shall immediately provide the Chief of Police with full particulars thereof, including the time, date, location, the names and addresses of any persons bitten by said animal, and also the names and addresses of any person or persons having custody of any animal exposed to the animal destroyed. Upon complaint of the victim to the Chief of Police that any animal has bitten a human being within the corporate limits of the City of Gerald, Missouri, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to obtain assurance that the animal will be confined in escape-proof quarters, or boarded at the owner's expense within an institution approved by the Board of Aldermen, for a period of ten (10) days subsequent to infliction of the bite wound. In the event said animal dies before the expiration of the ten (10) day period, the person responsible for maintaining the animal in confinement shall notify the Chief of Police immediately and surrender the carcass upon demand. Failure of any person to comply with the provisions of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor, upon conviction of which said person is to be punished by assessment of a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
[CC 1987 §73.600]
Any person who shall, within the City limits, keep or maintain hogs, horses, cattle or goats within four hundred (400) feet of any residence or other dwelling place other than that of the owner, or shall keep or maintain rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys or other domestic fowl within one hundred (100) feet of any residence or other dwelling place other than that of the owner, shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; provided however, that if all occupants of residences or other dwelling places within such distances agree thereto in writing, such animals or fowl may be kept and maintained at less than such distances.