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The owner of an animal is responsible for, and may be charged with and held liable for, violations committed by his or her animal. It is unlawful as follows:

A. For a domestic animal, with the exception of cats and service animals as defined in RCW 49.60.040, to enter or remain upon:

1. Any public school ground, or associated school facilities,

2. Any playground,

3. Any sports court,

4. Any sports field with a synthetic turf surface,

5. Any sports field without a synthetic turf surface when practices, games, or other organized activities are in progress; otherwise, an animal must be under control when at the sports field,

6. From May 1 to September 30, any public swimming area as designated by sign,

7. From October 1 to April 30, any public swimming area as designated by sign, except when on a leash,

8. The northeast quadrant of Pioneer Park, Deane’s Children’s Park (“Dragon Park”) or Luther Burbank park property unless such animal is restrained by a leash or in a designated off-leash area on Luther Burbank park property, or

9. Any other public park property not referred to in subsections (A)(1) through (8) of this section, unless such animal is under control.

Any animal which enters or remains upon any such public property contrary to these provisions is declared to be a public nuisance and may be impounded as such; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any controlled dog show, trial or class held on any public park property pursuant to authority granted by the city parks and recreation director, any trained seeing eye dog, any dog which is trained to aid the disabled, animal shows, exhibitions or dog training classes;

B. For any animal to enter any place where food is stored, prepared, served or sold to the public, or any other public building or hall. This section shall not apply to a trained seeing eye dog, any dog which is trained to aid the disabled, to veterinary offices or hospitals, to animal shows, exhibitions or organized dog training classes where at least 24 hours’ advance notice has been given to the animal control authority by such persons requesting to hold such animal shows, exhibitions or dog training classes;

C. For a female dog to run at large while in heat (estrus);

D. For a domestic animal, with the exception of cats, to roam, run, stray or to be away from the premises of the owner and to be on any other public place or on any other public property or the private property of another in the city, unless such animal while away from such premises is under control or restrained by leash, such control to be exercised by the owner or other competent and authorized person; and any such animal found roaming, running, straying or being away from the premises of the owner and not under control as herein provided may be impounded subject to redemption in the manner provided by this chapter. The owner of any licensed dog found roaming, running, straying, or being away from such premises contrary to the provisions of this subsection shall, in lieu of the dog being impounded, be issued an infraction for a violation of this chapter;

E. For any domestic animal to chase, run after or jump at vehicles using the public streets and alleys;

F. To harbor or permit on one’s own property, property of another or a public place a barking dog after having received notice, written or oral, by the animal control officer or the city that a complaint, written or oral, has been made against such barking dog;

G. To keep, harbor or maintain animals known to have a contagious disease unless under the treatment of a licensed veterinarian;

H. For cattle, horses, goats, swine or sheep to escape from the premises owned, leased or occupied by the owner or custodian of such animals, or for such animals to run at large onto the streets, sidewalks or ways of the city or upon any property not owned, leased or occupied by such person;

I. To stake out or tether cattle, horses, or goats upon public property of the city or upon the property of any person other than the owner of such animals without the prior consent of the owner, lessee or occupant of the land upon which such animals are staked or tethered;

J. For a domestic animal to defecate on any public property or private property not owned by the owner unless the owner or person in control of said domestic animal immediately removes the deposited fecal matter from said property;

K. For a person to have more than two animals under control on any public property. (Ord. 17C-25 § 1; Ord. 06C-09 § 1; Ord. A-69 § 1, 1988).