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Animal Control Ordinance

ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE INFORMATON

LEASH LAW

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to allow any dog, owned, controlled or harbored by said persons, firm or corporation, to run at large on the streets, alleys or property of any other person within the City limits of Summerset.  Such a dog shall be declared a nuisance, and in abatement, may be destroyed.  Any person having a dog within the City limits shall have it tied, leashed, or otherwise controlled upon their property; the dog cannot run at large off the property.  It shall be unlawful for any person to allow a dog off the premises without the animal being held on leash.  12-2-10

ANIMAL NUISANCES

  1. Dogs which bark, and/or howl excessively, whether during day light or night time hours, within the City limits. 
  2. Animals that molest or chase passersby or passing vehicles
  3. Animals that attack other domestic animals.
  4. A vicious animal not properly restrained.
  5. Knowingly having any animal, required to have a license or other form of registration by the City, to run at large.   12-2-8

VICIOUS ANIMALS

An animal which, in a vicious or terrorizing manner, approaches in apparent attitude of attack, or bites, inflicts injury, assaults or otherwise attacks a person or other animal upon any public ground or place may be declared vicious.  12-2-11

An animal which on private property in a vicious or terrifying manner approaches in apparent attitude of attack, or bites, inflicts injury, assaults or otherwise attacks a person or other animal who is on private property by reason of permission of the owner or occupant of such property or who is on private property by reason of course of dealing with the owner or occupant of such property.  12-2-11

Any animal of a known propensity, tendency or otherwise threaten the safety of human beings or animal.  12-2-11

FINES

All fines shall be according to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, State of South Dakota bond schedule as adopted by the City of Summerset  12-2C