Chapter 9.22


9.22.010    Number of dogs and cats.

9.22.020    Permit to exceed limitations.

9.22.030    Revocation of permits.

9.22.010 Number of dogs and cats.

No more than three (3) dogs over the age of four (4) months and no more than three (3) cats over the age of four (4) months shall be kept or maintained at any street address within the city. Properly licensed pet stores, veterinarian clinics, kennels, or pet grooming facilities are exempt from this section. Each dwelling unit shall be considered to have a separate street address for purposes of this section except that a main and a secondary dwelling unit on a residential lot pursuant to Chapter 16.79 shall be considered to have one (1) street address. (Ord. 737 § 1 (part), 1986).

9.22.020 Permit to exceed limitations.

The limitations of Section 9.22.010 may be exceeded upon the issuance of a permit by an official designated for that purpose by the city manager. Appeals from the denial or issuance of a permit by such official may be made to the city manager, whose decision shall be final. Issuance or denial of the permit shall be based on (1) the criteria for granting use permits as set forth in the second paragraph of Section 16.82.030 and (2) considerations relating to property and humane treatment and maintenance of animals. Such permit may be issued subject to reasonable conditions imposed by the city manger or the designated official. (Ord. 737 § 1 (part), 1986).

9.22.030 Revocation of permits.

A permit is valid for the life of the animal unless it is revoked by the designated official or city manager. A permit may be revoked if after investigation the designated official or city manager finds any of the following to be true:

(1)    Failure to revoke the permit would be detrimental to the health, safety, comfort, or general welfare of the persons residing or working in the neighborhood, or to property or improvements in the neighborhood, or to the general welfare of the city;

(2)    Any of the conditions or terms of the permit have been violated; or

(3)    The premises for the animal have not been maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or the animal has not been provided with proper and humane care and treatment, including but not limited to food, water, shelter, attention, and veterinarian care. (Ord. 737 § 1 (part), 1986).