[Code 1961 §6-44(a); CC 1976 §4-38; Ord. No. 1287 §1, 3-26-1973; Ord. No. 2011-26 §2, 9-12-2011]
The term "maintain a kennel", as used in this Chapter, shall mean owning, keeping or harboring at any time, whether at one (1) or more locations in the City, four (4) or more dogs or cats over the age of four (4) months.
[Code 1961 §6-44(e); CC 1976 §4-39; Ord. No. 1287 §1, 3-26-1973]
Any person who shall maintain a kennel within the City without a license duly issued therefor, as herein provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation of this Code.
[Code 1961 §6-44(b); CC 1976 §4-40; Ord. No. 1287 §1, 3-26-1973]
The license shall be issued by the City Clerk for a period of one (1) year and the annual fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00), but no dog or cat license for each dog or cat shall be required.
[Code 1961 §6-44(c); CC 1976 §4-41; Ord. No. 1287 §1, 3-26-1973]
The number of dogs and cats to be kept in any licensed kennel at any one (1) time shall not exceed fifteen (15). If dogs and cats are harbored by the same keeper the combined number of animals in the kennel at any one (1) time shall not exceed fifteen (15).
[Code 1961 §6-44(d); CC 1976 §4-42; Ord. No. 1287 §1, 3-26-1973; Ord. No. 98-71 §1, 9-29-1998]
All licensed kennels shall be inspected by the Health Department at least once each ninety (90) days. If said kennel on any inspection be found not to comply with the provisions of this Chapter, or to constitute a nuisance, the Health Commissioner shall report the facts to the City Council and the Council may revoke such license or suspend the same as it may deem proper.