City of Corunna, MI
Shiawassee County
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[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
OWNER
When applied to the proprietorship of a dog, means every person having a right of property in the dog, and every person who keeps or harbors the dog or has it in his care, and every person who permits the dog to remain in or about any premises occupied by him.
REASONABLE CONTROL
Keeping a dog on suitable leash or under the oral control of the owner or custodian or some other person with the permission of the owner or custodian, in all cases other than while upon private property, or unless the dog is confined in a closed automobile or shipping receptacle.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
No person shall cruelly treat or abuse any animal or bird.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
No person shall throw or deposit any poisonous substance on any exposed public or private place wherein it endangers, or is likely to endanger, any animal or bird.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03; 2-4-2008 by Ord. No. 08-01]
No person shall own any dog which by unreasonably loud or frequent or habitual barking, yelping or howling, shall cause annoyance to the people in the neighborhood.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
No person owning any dog, four months of age or over, shall permit such dog to be at large at any time in the City in violation of any of the following restrictions:
(1) 
No person shall permit any vicious dog of which he is the owner to be unconfined unless securely muzzled and led by a leash. Any dog shall be deemed vicious which has bitten a person or domestic animal without molestation, or which by its actions gives indication that it is liable to bite any person or domestic animal without molestation.
(2) 
No person who is the owner of any female dog shall permit or allow such female dog to go beyond the premises of the owner when the dog is in heat.
(3) 
No person who is the owner of any dog shall permit it to be unconfined unless under the reasonable control of such person.
(4) 
No person who is the owner of any dog shall permit it to be unconfined at any time unless licensed as required by law and unless wearing its license tag and evidence of rabies immunization.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
Any dog found at large in the City which is doing any of the acts enumerated in § 10-5 may be seized and impounded by the dog warden or any police officer of the City.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
Any person who shall have in his possession a dog which has contracted rabies or which has been subjected to rabies or which is suspected of having rabies or which has bitten any person shall, upon demand of the dog warden, the police department or the health officer, produce and surrender up such dog to be held for observation.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
It shall be the duty of any person owning or harboring a dog which has been attacked or bitten by another dog or other animal showing the symptoms of rabies to immediately notify the police department of his possession of such dog.
[Amended 7-3-1995 Ord. No. 95-03]
Any dog impounded for observation for rabies shall be held until released by the health officer or otherwise disposed of. Any dog impounded for having bitten any person shall be held for not less than five days. In case any complaint has been made before any court asking that the dog be killed or confined, the dog shall be confined until the case is finally disposed of.
[Amended 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 95-03]
No dog shall be released from the pound unless the owner or person entitled to claim the dog shall pay the fees established by the county dog department.