[R.O. 2004 § 205.320; CC 1986 § 73.470]
Wherever in this Article the following terms are used, they shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this Section:
- ANIMALS OR POULTRY
- As specifically named herein, by whatever other names they might be called, include every age and sex of each of the herein named species of animals or poultry.
- EXOTIC ANIMAL
- Any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena, wolf, bear, non-human primate, coyote, any deadly, dangerous, or poisonous reptile, or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight (8) feet long, or other animal with similar characteristics or reputation.
- KEEPER OR PERSON
- Any person, firm or corporation owning and/or actually keeping, having, using or maintaining any of the animals or poultry herein referred to.
- Any permit granted by the Board of Aldermen.
- A state of being constructed so as to effectively prevent the entry of rats.
- Any condition of good order and cleanliness which precludes the probability of disease transmission.
- WILD ANIMAL
- Any animal included within Class I Wildlife or Class II Wildlife as identified in the Wildlife Code of Missouri.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.330; CC 1986 § 73.480]
Any person owning, keeping or charged with the care of any stable, poultry yard or pet house in the City who shall allow the same to become offensive shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.340; CC 1986 § 73.490]
No wild or exotic animals as defined in this Article may be kept within the City limits, except under such conditions as shall be fixed by the Board of Aldermen; provided, however, that wild or exotic animals may be kept for exhibition purposes by circuses, zoos and educational institutions in accordance with such regulations as shall be established by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.350; CC 1986 § 73.500]
The keeping, feeding or raising of hogs or pigs within the City is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful for any person to keep, feed or raise hogs or pigs within the City.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.360; CC 1986 § 73.510]
Any Law Enforcement Officer or animal warden may enter the premises where any animal is kept in a reportedly cruel or inhumane manner, demand to examine such animal and take possession of such animal when, in his/her opinion, it requires humane treatment.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.370; CC 1986 § 73.530]
The distance between the exterior limits of the place where animals or poultry are kept and the exterior limits of the nearest dwelling occupied by any person other than the applicant, owner or permit holder shall be not less than twenty (20) feet.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.380; CC 1986 § 73.540]
Every keeper of any animals or poultry shall confine the same in an enclosure sufficient to prevent their running at large and such enclosure shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times and an approved insecticide shall be used as often as deemed necessary by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.390; CC 1986 § 73.550]
Minimum space for permitting animals outside enclosed coops or cages meeting the requirements of the Board of Aldermen shall be:
[R.O. 2004 § 205.400; CC 1986 § 73.560]
Every keeper shall provide for his/her animal(s) a shelter or area of a size sufficient to be conductive to good sanitation practices and he/she shall provide adequate and sanitary drainage for the shelter or area.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.410; CC 1986 § 73.580]
Every keeper of any animals shall cause all feed provided therefor to be stored and kept in a ratproof, flytight building, box, container or receptacle.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.420; CC 1986 § 73.590]
The premises where animals or poultry may be kept shall be subject to inspection by the Board of Aldermen or their officer at any reasonable hour of the day.