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Legislation #: 120011 Introduction Date: 1/5/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 1/22/2012
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-24, Immunization required, and 14-52, Schedule of user fees, and 14-62, Free ride home program, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/3/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/5/2012 Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
1/11/2012 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
1/12/2012 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 120011

 

Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-24, Immunization required, and 14-52, Schedule of user fees, and 14-62, Free ride home program, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

 

WHEREAS, approximately 10 percent of the pets in Kansas City, Missouri, are currently licensed; and

 

WHEREAS, revenue from the sales of licenses has not been sufficient to cover costs of operating the animal shelter and animal health and safety operations; and

 

WHEREAS, the lack of revenue has hindered the ability to provide for desired levels of care of animals at the shelter; and

 

WHEREAS, the pet license task force has made recommendations to increase the sales of pet licenses, the first of which are incorporated in this ordinance; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 14-24, Immunization required, and 14-52, Schedule of user fees, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 14-24. Immunization required.

 

Before the director of neighborhood and community services issues any license or tag for a dog, cat or ferret, the owner or keeper thereof shall file with the director of neighborhood and community services a certificate from a licensed veterinarian showing that, the dog cat or ferret is properly immunized against rabies in accordance with Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control issued annually by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV).

Sec. 14-52. Schedule of user fees.

 

The schedule of user fees authorized by this chapter is as follows:

 

(1) Pet licenses:

 

a. One-year licensing period $10.00

 

b. Three-year licensing 27.00

 

c. Late registration fee 25.00

 

d. Replacement tags 5.00

 

e. Guard dog tags 5.00

 

f. Potentially dangerous dog 100.00

Annual renewal 50.00

 

g. Dangerous dog 250.00

Annual renewal 50.00

 

(2) Permits:

 

a. Animal show permit 100.00

 

b. Domestic animal avocation permit 100.00

 

1. Delinquent roster 10.00

 

2. Tag for each animal on roster 5.00

 

c. Commercial animal establishment 100.00

 

d. Domestic animal rescue kennel and rescue cattery permit 100.00

 

(3) Shelter fees:

 

a. Impound fee for a spayed or neutered animal 25.00

 

b. Impound fee for an animal not spayed or neutered (fee includes optional spay or neuter surgery performed by animal health and public safety for the impounded animal; refusal of the spay or neuter surgery does not reduce the fee) 100.00

 

c. Daily charge for an impounded spayed or neutered small animal 10.00

 

d. Daily charge for a small animal not spayed or neutered ($5.00 fee differential for unaltered animal will be waived if owner agrees to have the animal spayed or neutered by animal health and public safety upon payment of the $100.00 impound fee) 15.00

 

e. Daily charge for a spayed or neutered animal impounded for rabies observation 15.00

 

f. Daily charge for an animal impounded for rabies observation that is not spayed or neutered ($5.00 fee differential for an unaltered animal will be waived if owner agrees to have the animal spayed or neutered by animal health and public safety upon payment of the $100.00 impound fee) 20.00

 

g. Daily charge, livestock, large animal 25.00

 

h. Rabies vaccination 15.00

 

i. Impound fee for spayed or neutered potentially dangerous dog or spayed or neutered dangerous dog 50.00

 

j. Impound fee for potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog that is not spayed or neutered (fee includes optional spay or neuter surgery performed by animal health and public safety for the impounded animal; refusal of the spay or neuter surgery does not reduce the fee) 100.00

 

k. Daily charge for a spayed or neutered potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog 20.00

 

l. Daily charge for a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog that is not spayed or neutered ($5.00 fee differential for unaltered dog will be waived if owner agrees to have the dog spayed or neutered by animal health and public safety upon payment of the $100.00 impound fee) 25.00

 

m. Drop-off fee for an animal brought to and given over to the custody of animal health and public safety by someone not requesting euthanization 10.00

 

n. Drop-off fee for an animal brought to and given over to the custody of animal health and public safety by someone requesting euthanization 25.00

 

o. Drop-off fee for an animal brought to and given over to the custody of animal health and public safety by a commercial animal removal service registered with the supervisor of animal health and public safety 25.00

 

(4) Dead animal disposal:

 

a. Picked up at site 25.00

 

b. Received at animal shelter 15.00

 

c. Large animal .....cost of removal

 

(5) Adoption fees:

 

a. Dogs 100.00

 

b. Cats 65.00

 

c. Fees may be reduced during adoption specials to relieve overcrowding at the shelter.

 

(6) The city manager shall have authority annually to adjust the fees listed above to reflect an increase equal to an increase in the consumer price index (all items/all urban consumers/Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas) published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provided that the increases are reflective of the costs involved. If costs fall below the fees being charged, the fees shall be reduced so that they are equal to or less than the costs. The adjustments shall be made annually by the city manager in conjunction with the adoption of the annual budget of the city by filing a notice with the city clerk.

 

(7) All fees imposed by this section are owed the city when due and may be recovered by the city as any other debt is recoverable.

 

(8) Only commercial animal removal services that are registered with the supervisor of animal health and public safety shall be allowed to deliver animals into the custody of animal health and public safety. The supervisor of animal health and public safety shall charge a $100.00 administrative fee for registering an animal removal service. An animal removal service is a person, corporation or business entity engaged in a commercial activity that includes the removal of animals from the property of its customers.

 

Sec. 14-62. Free ride home program.

 

Unless the pet has bitten a person or otherwise caused harm to the public or another domestic animal, currently licensed pets found running at large will be returned to the owner without being impounded and free of charge if contact with the owner can be made. Reclaim and boarding fees for licensed pets that are impounded because the owner cannot be located will be half the normal fee charged. This free ride home program is only good for one incident per year.

 


Section 2. That until May 1, 2012, delinquent fees will not be charged for licenses for pets that were not licensed within 60 days as required by Section 14-20 Animals.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Kathy Adams

Assistant City Attorney