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City Attorney

Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129

Title 6. Chapter 4. Animals at Large

6-4-1. Unlawful to harbor stray animals.

It is unlawful for any person to harbor any lost or strayed animal. Whenever any animal shall be found which appears to be lost or strayed, it shall be the duty of the finder to notify the Division within 24 hours, and the Division shall impound the animal as herein provided.

(Ord. 2017-07, 03-15-2017) (Ord. 2003-28, 12-17-03) (Ord. 81-14, 05-25-81)

6-4-2. Animals running at large.

It is unlawful for the owner or person having charge, care, custody, or control of any animal to allow such animal to run at large at any time. The owner or person charged with responsibility for an animal found running at large shall be strictly liable for a violation of this section regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the animal and regardless of whether or not such person knows the animal is running at large.

(Ord. 2017-07, 03-15-2017) (Ord. 90-16, 09-11-90)

6-4-3. Animals on unenclosed premises.

It is unlawful for any person to chain, stake out, or tether an animal on any unenclosed premises in such a manner that the animal may go beyond the property line unless such person has permission of the owners of all affected adjacent properties.

(Ord. 2017-07, 03-15-2017) (Ord. 81-25, 05-21-81)

6-4-4. Female animals in heat.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or person having charge, care, custody, or control of any female animal in heat, in addition to restraining such animal from running at large, to fail to cause such animal to be constantly confined in a building or secure enclosure, except for planned breeding purposes.

(Ord. 2017-07, 03-15-2017) (Ord. 81-14, 05-25-81)

6-4-5. Places prohibited to animals.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to take or permit any animal, whether loose or on a leash or in the arms, in or about any establishment or place of business where food or food products are sold or displayed, including, but not limited to, restaurants, grocery stores, meat markets, and fruit or vegetable stores.

(2) It is unlawful for any person keeping, harboring or having charge, care, custody, or control of any animal to allow the animal to be within Zone 1 of any designated groundwater source protection area (within a 00-foot radius of a wellhead or spring collection area).

(3) This Section shall not apply to service animals, as defined.

(Ord. 2017-07, 03-15-2017) (Ord. 2003-28, 12-17-03) (Ord. 81-14, 05-25-81)

6-4-6. Penalties.

Every person who violates any provision of this Chapter is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

(Ord. 2003-28, 12-17-03)


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