CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATIONCHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION\ARTICLE 2. DOGS AND CATS

(a)   Every owner of any dog or cat over four (4) months of age shall annually register with the city clerk his or her name and address with the name, sex and description of each dog or cat owned and kept within the city. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any newly acquired dog or cat or any dog or cat brought into the city to fail to register such animal within thirty (30) days from acquisition or bringing the dog or cat into the city. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any previously registered dog or cat to fail to maintain current registration of such dog or cat.

(b)   Upon registration, the owner shall present a current completed certificate of immunization against rabies. No registration shall follow without evidence of this document, and it shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or cat over four (4) months of age to fail to maintain effective rabies immunization of such dog or cat.

(c)   The owner or harborer of any dog or cat shall, at the time of registering such dog or cat, present to the city clerk a certificate from an accredited veterinarian showing that a male dog or cat has been neutered or a female dog or cat or has been spayed, if the dog or cat has been neutered or spayed.

(d)   The city clerk shall collect an annual registration fee of Three Dollars ($3.00) for each male dog or cat and for each spayed female dog or cat, and Five Dollars ($5.00) for each unspayed female dog or cat.

(e)   The registration year shall be from January 1 through December 31 of each year. The fee shall be payable before March 1st of each year without penalty.

(f)    Every owner or harborer of dogs or cats who shall fail to register the same within sixty (60) days after the first of the year or within sixty (60) days of the dog or cat reaching four (4) months of age or within sixty (60) days of the acquisition of a dog or cat who is four (4) months of age or older shall pay, in addition to the registration fee, One Dollar ($1.00) per week.

It shall be the duty of the city clerk or designated agent, upon a showing of current rabies immunization and receipt of the registration fee hereinbefore required, to keep in a book suitable for the registration of dogs or cats, the time of the registration, the name of the owner or keeper, the number of the registration and the amount paid therefore, and shall deliver to the owner or keeper of the dog or cat a certificate, in writing, stating that the person has registered the dog or cat and the number by which the dog or cat is registered, and shall also deliver to the owner or keeper of the dog or cat a tag with the registration number and the registration year thereon, which shall be, by the owner or keeper, attached to the collar to be used on the dog or cat so registered. When any tag has become lost during a registration period, the owner of the dog or cat may request a duplicate tag for the remainder of the registration period.

When so requested, the city clerk shall, upon presentation of the registration certificate, issue a duplicate for such tag upon the payment of a One Dollar ($1.00) fee. It shall be unlawful for any person to take off or remove the city registration tag from any dog or cat belonging to another, or remove the strap or collar on which the same is fastened.

(a)   It shall be unlawful for the owner or harborer of any dog to permit such dog to run at large within the city at any time. Any dog running at large shall be subject to the provisions of 2-108.

(a)   Any dog impounded may not be released without a current rabies vaccination.

(b)   Impoundment hereunder shall not preclude any court from imposing and executing any fine which might otherwise be levied under this chapter for violation of any of the provisions thereof; nor shall impoundment be a defense in any prosecution commenced hereunder.

(c)   The redemption of any dog impounded for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of such provision by the person redeeming the dog.

If any dog is not redeemed by its owner or harborer within the time allowed for redemption, the animal control officer, any authorized law enforcement officer, any authorized veterinarian or any duly authorized pound personnel may destroy such dog or sell the same for the costs of impoundment and keeping, plus any registration fee due for the current year.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to bring within the city limits any dog and abandon the same and allow them to run at large in the streets, alleys and public places in the city.

No person shall own, keep or harbor any dog which by loud, frequent and habitual barking, howling or yowling shall annoy or disturb any neighborhood or person in the city.

(a)   Except as provided by subsection (b), no person shall keep more than a combination of five (5) dogs and/or cats at their residence within the city. No kennels are to be allowed in designated residential areas. Kennels will be allowed in the commercial districts as set forth by the City of Minneapolis Zoning Code.

(b)   The following kennels are considered grandfathered:

(1)   Kellea Smith                      512 Argyle

(2)   Louie D Steinbrock           903 Argyle

Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this article for which another penalty is not provided shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for the first offense, One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the second offense within six (6) months of the first offense and One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) for the third or subsequent offense thereafter. In addition to, or as an alternative thereto, the court can confine the offender in the county jail for a maximum of thirty (30) days. This article shall be construed to allow the municipal judge full discretion as to the use of diversion and probation and any variation of the above fines.

(a)   It is unlawful for the owner or harborer of Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers or Pit Bulls, mixed, or purebred or any animal resembling these animals (in the opinion of the animal control officer), to possess these dogs within the city limits of Minneapolis, Kansas, the except for the following conditions:

(1)   If a dog described above was licensed in the City of Minneapolis prior to the passage of this ordinance then that animal can continue to reside within the City of Minneapolis provided the following is met:

(A)  Kept inside the residence.

(B)   If left outside the dog must be muzzled, kept in a secure fenced area with a fence at least six (6) feet in height and of sufficient construction to contain, the floor of the fenced in area must be concrete. The City must approve the structure;

(2)   All dogs covered under this section 2-210 (A)(1) must be registered with the Office of the City Clerk prior to the passage of this ordinance, providing the dog’s name, pedigree and photograph and its owner or harborer shall provide a certificate of liability insurance coverage extending to injuries or property damage as may be caused by the Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler and Pit Bull in a minimum threshold amount of $350,000.00. If said insurance is canceled, it shall be the responsibility of the owner or harborer to notify the City Clerk immediately, in such a case, the dog shall be removed from the City or the owner shall place the dog in the City pound.

(3)   To make this section clear. After the passage of the article no new Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bulls, or mixed breed of these types of dogs shall be licensed in the City of Minneapolis.

(b)   Doberman Pinscher is identified as follows: The American Kennel Club as a Doberman Pinscher or mixed breed of dog containing as elements of its breeding the bread of the Doberman Pinscher.

(c)   Rottweiler is identified as follows: The American Kennel Club as a Rottweiler or mixed breed of dog containing as elements of its breeding the breed of Rottweiler.

(d)   Pit Bull is identified as follows: The American Kennel Club as American Staffordshire Terrier a/k/an American Pit Bull or Pit Bull or any mixed breed of dog containing as elements of its breeding the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier so as to be identifiable as partially of the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier referred to in this section as Pit Bull.

(e)   This section does not pertain to Dog Shows. Any dogs registered with the American Kennel Club shall be allowed to participate in any dog show within the City of Minneapolis, Kansas that has been approved by the city government.

(f)    This section shall not pertain to Service Animals. “Service animals” are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are site impaired, altering people who are hearing impaired, pulling wheel chairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, performing others special task.

(g)   This section shall not apply to Miniature Doberman Pinschers.