At large: To run at large or running at large or to go at large or going at large shall mean to roam, loiter, walk, run or be off the premises of the owner or custodian without being caged, physically carried or held by a leash, cord or chain by a person thoroughly capable, both physically and mentally, of controlling the animal.
Owner: Any person, who has a right of property in an animal, keeps or harbors an animal, has an animal in his care, or acts as custodian of an animal.
Sec. 5-22. – Run at large prohibited.
(a) It shall be unlawful for the owner or the custodian of any dog to allow such dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to run at large in the city at any time.
Sec. 5-23. – Impoundment of animal running at large; adoption of unclaimed animals; destruction of unclaimed animals.
(a) Any animal running at large in the city shall be impounded and kept at the city impounding facility for a period of five (5) days, during which time the animal control officer shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the owner, if known. Licensed, or collared, or tattooed animals shall be kept at the city impounding facility for a period of ten (10) days, during which time the animal control officer shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the owner. The animal may be released to the owner upon payment of a boarding fee at the animal shelter. In the case of an unlicensed dog or cat, the owner shall purchase a license. In no case shall an animal be released until all requirements for licensing are met.