Running at Large
SEAACA encourages all animal owners to be good neighbors and obey the laws or ordinances of their community enacted regarding responsible animal ownership. There are very specific restrictions on an owner regarding their control, restraint and custody of their. The basic are that an owner must control their animal at all times. The laws and ordinances are in place to ensure:
- The health of the animals-control of your pet or animal will keep them from contracting communicable diseases
- The safety of your animal-control of your pet or animal will keep it from potential being hit by a car; getting lost or stolen; or fighting with other animals
- The health of the public-control of your pet or animal will keep it from spreading disease to individuals in the community
- The safety of the public- control of your pet or animal will keep it from biting or hurting your neighbors or the general public
Running At Large Prohibited
No person owning, having an interest in, harboring, or having charge, care, control, custody or possession of any dog shall cause or permit such dog to be off the premises of its owner, unless such dog is securely restrained by a strong leash not exceeding six feet in length, securely and continuously held by a competent person owning, having an interest in, harboring, or having charge, care, control, custody or possession of such dog, or unless such dog is confined within an enclosed vehicle. The above section shall not apply to any dog being used for law enforcement purposes by any state, county, city or city and county law enforcement agency.
Running At Large Prohibited - Other Animals
No person owning or having control of any ox, steer, bull, cow, horse, colt, calf, sheep, goat, or any animal commonly referred to as "wild specie" shall:
- Permit such animal to run at large in the city.
- Cause or permit any such animal to be pastured, herded, staked or tied in any street, lane, alley, park or other public area.
- Tie, stake, pasture or permit the tying, staking or pasturing of any such animal upon any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property, or in such a way as to permit any such animal to trespass upon any street or public place or upon any private property, or
- Permit any said animals to be or remain during the night time secured by a stake, or secured in any manner other than by enclosing such animal in a pen, corral or barn sufficient and adequate to restrain such animal, or by securely fastening such animal by means of a rope or chain of sufficient size, strength and weight to effectively restrain such animal; or
- Fail to provide the necessary sustenance, drink, shelter or protection from the weather or otherwise.