City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
is currently immunized for rabies. This section does not apply to dogs and cats whose owners are nonresidents temporarily within the City, nor to dogs brought into the City for the purpose of participating in any dog show, nor to "seeing-eye" dogs properly trained to assist blind persons when such dogs are actually being used by a blind person for the purpose of aiding them in going from place to place.
7.202 Tag and collar. Upon payment of the license fee, the Clerk shall issue to the owner a license certificate and a metallic tag for each dog and cat so licensed. The shape of the tag shall be changed every year and shall have stamped thereon the year for which it was issued and the number corresponding with the number on the certificate. The owner shall provide each dog and cat with a collar to which the license tag must be affixed, and shall see that the collar and tag are constantly worn. In case a tag is lost or destroyed, a duplicate will be issued by the Clerk upon presentation of a receipt showing payment of the licensee fee for the current
year, and the payment of a fee for such duplicate-fee to be set by Resolution. The tags shall not be transferable from one animal to another and no refund shall be made on any license fee because of death of the animal or because of the owner leaving the City before expiration of the license period.
7.203 Running at large. No dog or cat shall be permitted to run at large within the City limits unless it is on the premises of the person charged with its care, or unless it is on a leash, in an automobile, or similarly confined, and at all times in the control of an adult.
7.203 A. Restrictions on certain dogs and cats. The owner of custodian of any dog shall prevent such animals from committing within the city any act which constitutes a nuisance. It is a nuisance for any dog to run at large; habitually or frequently bark, cry or howl; frequent school grounds, parks or public places; chase vehicles; or molest or annoy any person away from the property of his owner or custodian. No person having custody or control of a dog or cat shall permit the animal to damage any lawn, garden or other property without the consent of the owner or possessor of the property. It shall be the duty of each person having the custody or control of a dog or cat to remove any feces left by such animal on any sidewalk, gutter, street, park land or other public or private property and to dispose of such feces in a sanitary manner. Failure of the owner or custodian of a dog or cat to prevent the dog or cat from committing such a nuisance is a violation of this chapter.
7.203 B. Restrictions on number of dogs and cats. (a) It shall be unlawful for any householder or occupant to possess, harbor, keep or allow to be kept or maintain for any purposes whatever, more than three dogs or three cats over the age of three months at his residence or at any other single unit of occupancy within the city. (b) Temporary permission to keep dogs or cats of this number over the age of three months may be granted for periods as determined by the City Council upon application being made thereto. The Council shall designate the appropriate staff to investigate all such