No person, firm or corporation shall keep within the city any domestic animal or animals except as provided hereafter. The Board of Health may prepare rules and regulations which may limit the time and designate the place or places where animals may be kept and limit the number of animals kept in any such places for such periods of time.
(Ord. 45, Sec. 1; Ord. 1255, Sec. 1)
It shall be unlawful for the owner or any other person having charge of any said animal or animals to permit the same to run at large or stray within the city. For the purposes of this chapter the term running at large shall mean any animal within the city not confined to a vehicle or automobile or to the lead of its master or owner, or kept on the premises of its master or owner shall be considered running at large.
(Ord. 45, Sec. 4; Ord. 1255, Sec. 2; Ord. 1527)
No person shall in any manner torture or inflict cruelty upon any animal or permit the same to be done to any animal which he owns or controls. Cruelty shall include continuous tethering or chaining as the only means of confinement.
(Ord. 1255, Sec. 3)
It shall be unlawful for any person, who as owner, lessee, or occupant to maintain any stable, shed, pen, or other places where horses, cattle, goats, hogs, or sheep, are kept within the city limits.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the use of any stable, shed, pen, or other places for the purpose of grazing and/or harboring not more than six (6) horses on a tract of land of 10 acres or more, right of ways and easements included; or lawfully in use at the time said property is annexed into the City or the effective date (March 17, 2005) of the original adoption of this section.
(Ord. 730; Ord. 1255, Sec. 4)
The Health Officer or any police officer of the city shall have the right at all reasonable times to inspect the premises, pens, stables and buildings where said animals are kept.
(Ord. 45, Sec. 2)
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article for which another penalty is not specifically provided exceeding fifty dollars ($50), or be imprisoned not to exceed thirty (30) days, or be both so fined and imprisoned.
(Ord. 45, Sec. 7)
The owner of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by his or her animal on public or private property within the City of Andover, Kansas. The owner of any animal shall not allow animal waste to gather and remain on the premises of the owner in such quantities which create unsanitary conditions or objectionable odors.
(Ord. 1080; Ord. 1255, Sec. 5)
A law enforcement officer or any other person designated by the Mayor, is hereby empowered to take an animal into custody that is infected with a contagious disease, has bitten someone, or in the officer's opinion poses a risk to the community's health and safety. It shall be the duty of the law enforcement officer to impound such animal and notify the owner in writing of such impoundment and not to release such animal until the owner thereof has furnished a letter from a licensed veterinarian to the effect that such animal is not infected with a contagious disease or a threat to the community. In the event that such animal is found to be incurably infected or remains a threat to the community, then in that event three (3) days' notice of such shall be furnished to the owner, if known and thereafter the animal shall be destroyed.