[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Saukville 12-17-1985 by Ord. No. 389 as Secs. 13.03 and 13.15 of the 1985 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565]
No person having in his possession or under his control any animal or fowl shall allow the same to run at large within the Village.
Members of the Police Department, or any other person appointed for that purpose, may summarily destroy, in a proper place and manner, all unlicensed dogs or cats running at large unmuzzled.
No person shall knowingly keep or harbor a vicious dog or cat within the Village. "Vicious animals," as used in this section, means a dog or cat that may suddenly assault a person or his property while he is peacefully walking or riding on the public streets or while lawfully on the premises of the owner or keeper of such animal.
No person shall harbor any animal within his care or custody which shall continuously bark or create a continuous or intermittent noise or disturbance, or allow such animal to make any unusual or unnecessary noise to the disturbance of the neighborhood or to people passing upon the streets or sidewalks.
Whenever the safety of the public shall require, the Village President, by notice published in the official paper of the Village, shall order that for a period of 20 days from and after the date of the notice no dogs or cats shall be permitted to go abroad any of the streets, lanes, alleys or public places in the Village without being properly muzzled with a secure muzzle or being led by a chain or other secure fastening.
Any police officer or Health Officer may kill or impound any dog or cat which he believes, from its appearance or conduct, to be infected with the disease known as rabies.
Any person who shall suspect that any dog or cat is infected with rabies shall report his suspicion to the police or health authorities, describing the animal and giving the name of the owner, if known. Any such animal shall, upon demand of any police officer or health officer, be delivered to such officer. If upon examination by the health authorities the animal shall prove in fact to be infected with rabies, the animal may be killed by any such officer.
No person shall knowingly harbor or keep any dog or cat infected with rabies or any dog or cat known to have been bitten by an animal known to have been infected with rabies, or shall fail to report to the police or health authorities the existence of a dog or cat which he knows to be infected with rabies.
Every owner or keeper of a dog or cat and every other person who knows that a dog or cat has bitten any person shall immediately in writing report such fact to a police officer or the local veterinarian, and such owner or keeper shall immediately confine the dog or cat at least 14 days thereafter, and shall not release such animal except with the written approval of the local veterinarian. Any such dog or cat shall be surrendered to the police or local veterinarian upon demand.
[Amended 11-25-2003 by Ord. No. 606; 6-24-2014 by Ord. No. 748]
All dogs and cats within the Village shall be licensed in accordance with §§ 174.05, 174.06 and 174.07, Wis. Stats. The fee for a dog license or cat license shall be as set by resolution of the Village Board.
[Added by Ord. No. 493]
It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit a pet, such as a dog or cat, to be on property, public or private, not owned or possessed by such person, unless such person has in his possession an appropriate device for removal of excrement and an appropriate depository for the transmission of excrement to a receptacle located upon property owned or possessed by such person. It is further unlawful if such person fails to remove the pet excrement immediately after deposit on public or private property not owned or possessed by such person.
[Added 7-24-2001 by Ord. No. 568]
(Without notice.) The owner of a dog shall forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $500 if the dog injures or causes injury to a person, domestic animal, property, deer, game birds or the nests or eggs of game birds.
(After notice.) The owner of a dog shall forfeit not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 if the dog injures or causes injury to a person, domestic animal, property, deer, game birds or the nests of eggs of game birds, if the owner was notified or knew that the dog previously injured or caused injury to a person, domestic animal, property, deer, game birds or the nests or eggs of game birds.
In addition to the revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and any other penalties provided in this chapter, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter may be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-19 of this Code.