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Legislation #: 040647 Introduction Date: 6/10/2004
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to animals by repealing and enacting one new section pertaining to dogs running at large.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/10/2004

Prepare to Introduce

6/10/2004

Referred Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee

6/16/2004

Do Pass

6/17/2004

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

6/24/2004

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 040647

 

Amending Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to animals by repealing and enacting one new section pertaining to dogs running at large.

 

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 Section 14-33, Dogs running at large prohibited, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 14-33. Dogs running at large prohibited.

 

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping or harboring any dog to permit, suffer or allow the dog to run at large within the city. For the purpose of this section, any dog shall be deemed to have been permitted, suffered or allowed by its owner, keeper or harborer to run at large when found outside of the residence structure of the owner, keeper or harborer and not effectively physically restrained on a chain or leash or behind a suitable fence or other proper method of physical restraint from which it cannot escape.

 

(b) It shall be unlawful for any owner, keeper or harborer of a dog to allow said dog to be restrained in any such manner as to allow the animal to be upon the private property of another person without that person's permission. In duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, townhouses, apartment buildings and all such other residential structures where more than one party occupies a property, no animal may be leased, chained, fenced or otherwise restrained in a common-ground area shared by more than one tenant.

 

(c) A legally blind, deaf or physically disabled person using a guide, hearing or service dog in the customary manner shall be deemed to be in compliance with this section.

 

(d) Official use of dogs by any governmental unit shall be deemed in compliance with this section.

 

(e) Any person permitting or allowing a dog to run at large within an off-leash dog area established on parks under the control and management of the board of parks and recreation commissioners, in accordance with all rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the board of parks and recreation commissioners for such area, shall be deemed to be in compliance with this section.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Galen Beaufort

City Attorney