Sec. 7-37. Bitches in Heat.


Sec. 7-37. Bitches in heat.
(a) No person shall permit any bitch while in heat to go at large in the city. The owner of any bitch going at large while in heat shall be punished as provided in section 1-13, and the bitch shall be impounded in accordance with section 7-36. Impoundment shall not exempt its owner from the penalty referred to herein.
(b) When a bitch is in heat the owner or custodian must confine the animal indoors or in a securely enclosed structure of sufficient height and design to prevent its escape or direct contact with other animals.
(c) When a bitch is in heat it must be kept on a leash at all times when off the property of the owner or custodian. (Code 1959, § 4-38; Ord. of 8-14-79; Ord. No. O-01-171, 9-18-01)
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