Restriction To Property of Owner
Any person owning, leasing, renting, occupying or having control of a lot, parcel or tract of land in the county shall be subject to the following provisions:
(A) An owner of a canine shall be responsible for restricting that canine to the property of the owner 24 hours a day. Restricting a canine to the property of the owner may be accomplished by way of leash, chain, leash and running wire, fence (electrified or non-electrified), or any other means, provided the means of restraint are calculated to restrict the canine to the property of the owner in a reasonable and humane manner; and meeting the requirements set forth in § 90.08(F).
(B) Any canine found upon public or private property outside the premises of its owner that is not restrained or under its owner’s control shall be presumed to be running at large and in violation of this chapter.
(C) Any canine found upon public or private property outside the premises of its owner that is not restrained or under its owner’s control may be impounded by an Animal Control Officer, as stipulated in KRS 258.215(1).
(D) Any canine impounded for a violation of this section shall be held at the animal shelter for a period of five days. After the five-day period has expired the animal will become the property of the Jessamine County Fiscal Court and shall be offered for adoption or maybe euthanized at the discretion of the Director of Animal Care and Control.
(E) This chapter shall not apply to a hound or hunting canine released from confinement for the purpose of hunting as stipulated in KRS 258.215(2). Furthermore, a canine left unattended in a motor vehicle by its owner shall be deemed to be in compliance of this chapter for as long it remains in the vehicle; and is in compliance with the stipulations established in § 90.08(G).
(Ord. passed 6-16-2015) Penalty, see § 90.99