Cape Coral Florida Chicken Ordinance
|Are Chickens Allowed in this location||Yes|
|Max Chickens Allowed||Unknown; Noise Ordinance|
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|Additional Information||§ 4-8 Nuisance animals. It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners agent to fail to care for or control owned animals, or to allow animal or animals to become a nuisance. The owner of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by the animal on public walks, recreation areas, private property or any other place where the excreta deposits may create a nuisance injurious to the public health. (a) It shall be unlawful for: (1) Any animal to make unreasonable disturbing noises, including, but not limited to: barking, howling, whining, screeching or other utterances causing annoyance, discomfort or disturbance of the peace or sleep of a reasonable person(s); (2) Any animal to roam at-large; (3) Any animal to damage the property of anyone other than its owner; (4) Any animal to roam on school grounds or in the area of school transportation vehicles; (5) Any animal to cause unsanitary conditions in enclosures or surroundings where the animal is kept or confined, as determined by the Animal Control Agency or the Health Department to be unsanitary; (6) Any person to keep any animals that are dangerous to the public health, safety or welfare by virtue of the number or types of animals maintained; (7) Any animal to disturb or turn over any garbage containers; and/or (8) Encourage the congregating of any species of seagull by feeding or any other means in any residential zoning district. (b) No person shall offer a bounty for the collection or the elimination of any animal determined to be a nuisance under the provision of this chapter. § 4-9 Muscovy ducks as nuisances. (a) The Animal Control Agency is hereby given the authority to declare unsanitary conditions created by Muscovy ducks to be a public nuisance. If a health nuisance is determined to exist, the Animal Control Agency may break the eggs and humanely euthanize the ducks. Where a nuisance is created by a Muscovy duck or ducks and the ownership of, or person responsible for, the ducks can be determined, the owner or responsible person may be issued a citation for contributing to the creation of a health nuisance. (b) It shall be unlawful to feed and/or encourage the congregation of Muscovy ducks by any means in any residential zoning district or on public property. This section may be enforced by the Animal Control Enforcement Agency, the Health Department and/or the Code Compliance Bureau. § 4-10 Concealment of animals. It shall be unlawful for any person to confine, hide or conceal any animal to which the person does not have legal title; or any animal which has been involved in a bite or scratch or rabies exposure incident for which formal investigation is pending, unless that person shall have reported possession of the animal to Animal Control within 24 hours after acquiring possession of the animal or within 24 hours after making reasonable attempts to locate its owner; or to conceal any other animal that is subject to an investigation by the Animal Control Agency. § 4-11 Prohibiting animals from running at-large. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any animal, including but not limited to domestic, livestock, farm, wildlife or fowl raised in captivity, to permit the animal to stray, run, go or roam at-large in or upon any public street, sidewalk, school grounds, in the area of school vehicles, beaches, parks or on the private property of others without the consent of the owner of the property. (b) Any animal found in violation of this section may be impounded. (c) It shall be lawful under the provision of this chapter for any property owner or tenant upon property to seize an unrestrained animal, unattended animal, or animal at large on his or her property and turn the animal over to the Animal Control Authority for disposition. Any person seizing an unrestrained or animal at large shall capture the animal in a safe and humane manner, and may employ certain humane traps for such purpose. § 4-22 Humane treatment of animals. (a) It is unlawful for any person to dye or artificially color any animal or fowl, including but not limited to rabbits, baby chickens and ducklings, or to bring any dyed or colored animal or fowl into the City of Cape Coral. (b) It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale or give away as merchandising premiums, baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl under four weeks of age, or rabbits under two months of age, to be used as pets, toys or retail premiums. (c) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided for in Florida Statutes.|
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|Information Last Updated||2010-03-29 18:21:10|
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