All dogs and cats over the age of four months must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed with the City. Licenses are available at the Police Department. Proof of vaccination must be provided. The license tags must be displayed on the dog's or cat's collar at all times.
There are limitations to the number of animals that one can own. No owner shall own, keep, or harbor more than four dogs over the age of four months or more than four cats over the age of four months for each 3,000 square feet of accessible space.
The City Code states that animals should be properly cared for. Animals of any species must be under restraint at all times, and dog owners cannot allow their dogs to become a public nuisance by barking or howling.
Animals, which are a physical threat to humans or other animals, or are wild by nature, are prohibited under the code. An animal owner must follow special provisions once an animal has bitten an individual or another animal.