Village of Cottage Grove, WI
Dane County
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[Adopted 7-2-1984 as Secs. 7.04 and 7.15 of the 1984 Code]
A. 
License required. No person shall own or keep any dog more than five months of age without obtaining a license therefor from the Village Clerk. Sections 174.05 to 174.15, Wis. Stats., shall apply to licensing of dogs. The licensing year shall be January 1 to December 31.
[Amended 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 09-2006]
B. 
Vaccination of dogs for rabies. No dog license be issued or renewed unless the person seeking to obtain the license shall exhibit a certificate from a veterinarian showing that the dog in question has a current rabies vaccination. At the time of vaccination, the veterinarian shall furnish to the owner of the dog a tag suitable for attaching to the collar of the dog showing that the dog has been vaccinated for rabies, together with the certificate number and year of vaccination. No person shall keep any dog which does not carry the tag required hereunder.
[Amended 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 09-2006]
C. 
License fees. The license fee for neutered male dogs and spayed female dogs shall be as listed on the fee schedule,[1] with a higher fee charged for unneutered male dogs and unspayed female dogs. The higher fee shall be charged unless the owner presents evidence to the Village Clerk that the animal has been neutered or spayed. The fee for dogs which become five months of age after July 1 of the licensing year shall be 1/2 of the regular fee. All licenses shall expire December 31 of each year.
[Amended 12-2-1996; 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 09-2006]
[1]
Editor's Note: The current fee resolution is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
D. 
Limitation on number. No person shall keep more than three dogs or cats over five months of age on any premises within the Village.
E. 
Kennels.
(1) 
General. Licensed kennels shall be permitted subject to zoning restrictions as set forth in Chapter 325, Zoning. "Kennel" as used in this subsection means any establishment wherein dogs are kept for breeding, selling, or sporting purposes. No premises shall be allowed as kennels if any buildings or enclosed dog yards or portions thereof are located closer than 300 feet to the nearest adjacent residential lot line.
(2) 
Kennel license applications. The application for a kennel license shall state the name and address of the owner, the location at which the proposed kennel is to be kept and the number of dogs proposed to be kept. Any person who keeps or operates a kennel may, in lieu of the individual license for each dog required by this section, apply to the Village Clerk for a kennel license for the operation of such kennel. For such kennel license the license fee is $35 for the license year, plus $3 for each dog in excess of 12 kept on the kennel premises.[2] The license year shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
[2]
Editor's Note: Fees are now set by resolution of the Village Board. The current fee resolution is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
(3) 
Issuance of kennel tags. Upon payment of the required kennel license fee and presentation of evidence that all dogs over five months of age are currently immunized against rabies, the Clerk shall issue a number of tags equal to the number of dogs authorized to be kept in the kennel. Tags shall be made in such form that they readily may be distinguished from the individual license tags for the same year. The owner or keeper of a kennel shall at all times, except during dog show competition or when the dog is securely confined indoors or in a fenced area, keep a kennel license tag attached to the collar of each dog over five months old kept under a kennel license. Such tags may be transferred from one dog to another within the kennel whenever any dog is removed from the kennel. No dog bearing a kennel tag shall be permitted to stray or to be taken anywhere outside the limits of the kennel unless it is on a leash or temporarily for the purpose, of breeding, trial, show, or training.
Any person who violates any provision or any rule or regulation of this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-19, of this Code.