20.28.020 Kennel license-Required.
20.28.030 Kennel license fee.
20.28.010 Kennels-Generally. a. No kennel shall be maintained or operated in such a manner as to constitute a nuisance to persons owning or occupying land in the vicinity of the land on which the kennel facility is operated or maintained.
b. Any complaint that a kennel is in violation of this chapter shall be referred to the Animal Control Officer. The Animal Control Officer may inspect the facilities to determine whether such kennel constitutes a health hazard, nuisance or otherwise violates this chapter. Such inspection shall be completed within seven days of the complaint.
c. If the Animal Control Officer determines that the kennel complained of is a health hazard, violates this chapter, or is a public nuisance, or that dogs may not be safely kept therein, the owner shall be notified and shall be granted a reasonable length of time within which to remedy any deficiencies found and to comply with requirements of this chapter.
d. If upon a second inspection after the expiration of the time granted in the notice, the kennel is still in violation, the Animal Control Officer may then revoke any license previously issued for such kennel. (Ord. 88-1 (part), 1988).
20.28.020 Kennel License-Required a. No person shall own or operate a kennel without first obtaining a license. Application for such a license shall be made to the Animal Control Officer.
b. Before a license shall be issued, the Animal Control Officer shall inspect the kennel. Upon finding that the kennel facility is in compliance with this chapter, the City Clerk shall issue the license.
c. Such inspection of the kennel facility is to determine that the facility:
1. Has adequate shelter for the animals from the elements;
2. Has adequate provisions for keeping the animals on the owner's premises; and
3. Has adequate provision for keeping the premises in a sanitary condition.
(Ord. 88-1 (part), 1988).
20.28.030 Kennel license fee. The license fee for a kennel shall be for a two-year period, to become due in the same year as the license fees provided for in section 20.08.010 of this title; however, the fee for the remainder of the license year after the first of July of odd-numbered years shall be one-half of the full fee. The kennel fee shall be in lieu of a license fee for each individual animal, however, all other requirements that would normally apply to license an animal shall apply. Each animal kept at the kennel shall be considered licensed under the kennel license so long as it remains at the kennel. Penalty: Class B infraction. (Ord. 88-1 (part), 1988).