§ 4-41. Pet shops/pet dealers/pet stores.  

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  • (a)

    No sick or injured animals shall be maintained on the premises, sold or offered for sale.


    Dogs and cats under the age of eight (8) weeks and animals which are unweaned or so young or weak that their sale would be injurious to them shall not be sold, offered for sale or given away. After April 27, 2015, pet dealers, pet shops and pet stores shall not display, sell, trade, deliver, barter, lease, rent, auction, give away, transfer, offer for sale or transfer, or otherwise dispose of dogs or cats in the city, unless the pet dealer or pet shop certifies that the dog or cat comes from one (1) of the following sources:


    A county or city operated animal control agency which for purposes of this subsection means a facility that is used for housing or containing dogs or cats or other animals and that is operated by or on behalf of a state, county, municipality, or other governmental entity; or


    An animal rescue organization as defined above.


    Every person maintaining a pet shop shall cause a notice, framed and enclosed under glass, containing the names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons to be notified during any hour of the day or night who will proceed immediately to the location so as to permit entry to all areas of the premises by the code enforcement division or sheriff's department, to be posted on the premises near the entrance, said notice to be in such a position as to be legible at all times from the sidewalk or ground level adjacent the building.

(Ord. No. 15O-04-110, § 5, 4-27-15)

Editor's note

Ord. No. 15O-04-110, § 5, adopted April 27, 2015, amended § 4-41 in its entirety to read as herein set out. Former § 4-41 pertained to pet shops, and derived from Ord. No. 90-186, § 1, adopted Nov. 13, 1990.