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Dangerous Animals are prohibited. 

It shall be unlawful for any person to harbor or keep a vicious animal within the City.  A vicious animal is deemed so when it shall have attacked or bitten any person or domesticated animal without provocation, or when the propensity to attack or bite persons or other animals shall exist and such propensity is known or ought reasonably be known to the owner thereof.


A dangerous animal is "any animal which is not naturally tame or gentle, and which is of a wild nature or disposition, and which is capable of killing, inflicting serious injury upon, or causing disease among human beings or domestic animals, and having known tendencies as a species to do so."


The following are animals which shall be deemed to be dangerous animals per se:

  • Lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cougars, lynx, and bobcats;
  • Wolves, coyotes, and foxes;
  • Badgers, wolverines, weasels, skunks and mink;
  • Raccoons;
  • Bears;
  • Monkeys, chimpanzees, and apes;
  • Alligators and crocodiles;
  • Scorpions; gila monsters;
  • Snakes that are venomous or constrictors;
  • Any cross breed of such animals which have similar characteristics of the animals specified above;
  • Any animals declared to be dangerous by the City Council.

Raising or pasturing of livestock, poultry, or other commercial domestic animals or birds is also prohibited in the R-1 District.