Chapter 6.14


6.14.010    Prohibited animals.

6.14.020    Definitions.

6.14.030    Exemptions.

6.14.040    Violations—Penalties.

6.14.010 Prohibited animals.

Possession of any creature that is venomous/poisonous, wild, or a snake over six feet is prohibited. (Ord. 1447 § 1 (part), 2015).

6.14.020 Definitions.

“Venomous/poisonous creatures” includes insects, spiders, bees, snakes, frogs and lizards that are venomous or poisonous.

“Wild animals” includes, but is not limited to, lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, cougars, badgers, wolves, coyotes, fox, lynx, bobcats, alligators, caiman, crocodiles. (Ord. 1447 § 1 (part), 2015).

6.14.030 Exemptions.

(a)    Circuses, zoos, licensed trappers, and animal welfare organizations are exempt from this regulation when proper safeguards are taken as required in the event permitting process to protect the public, and the animal control authority is notified of their arrival and duration of stay in the city.

(b)    State-registered wildlife rehabilitation centers are exempt from this section with regard to care and rehabilitation of those wild animals that are indigenous to North America.

(c)    Domestic honey bees when used for agricultural purposes. (Ord. 1447 § 1 (part), 2015).

6.14.040 Violations—Penalties.

Any person or persons violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction and shall be subject to a C-11 penalty. If any violation is continuing, each day’s violation shall be deemed as a separate violation. (Ord. 1447 § 1 (part), 2015).