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Ordinance No. 198


WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of residents and all persons coming within the City of Ramona, Kansas, that all dogs in the City Limits shall be registered and provide proof of vaccination;

THEREFORE, be ordained by the governing body of the City of Ramona, Kansas;

  1. All dogs kept, harbored or maintained in the City shall be registered if they are over six (6) months of age. Registration shall be required within ten (10) days after January 1 of each year or within ten (10) days after the acquisition of the dog, or within ten (10) days after the dog becomes six (6) months old.
  2. If any person keeping, harboring or maintaining a dog fails, neglects or refuses to register the dog within ninety (90) days from the time required by this section, such owner shall be fined as follows and may be required to remove the dog from the City Limits.
  3. The registrant shall state, at the time of registration the applicant’s name and address, and the name, age, breed or predominant breed, color and sex of each dog owned, or kept by the registrant, and whether the dog has been spayed or neutered. The registrant shall also provide a veterinarian’s certificate demonstrating that the dog to be registered has a current vaccination for rabies.
  4. ENFORCEMENT: This ordinance shall be enforced by the City of Ramona’s Animal Control Officers. These officers shall have the authority and power to issue citations to any owner, person or occupant whom violated any provision of this Ordinance.
  5. PENALTIES: Any keeper, harborer or owner cited in violation of this ordinance shall within fourteen (14) days appear before the City clerk and either pay a fine equal to their respective offense number; or request a setting in front of the Municipal Judge.

i.)   A 1st Offense shall be punishable by a $100 fine.
ii.)  A 2nd Offense shall be punishable by a $150.00 fine and removal of the animal from the City Limits.

b.)  In addition to penalties, the Court may assess Court Costs on any case it deems appropriate.

c.)  Law Enforcement personnel may take possession of any animal that is not current with its vaccination record to a local veterinary practice to house the animal to ensure compliance with this Ordinance. All costs of said veterinary say shall be borne by the owner of the animal.

6.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances conflicting with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby replaced and repealed.

7.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and one publication in the Marion County Record, the official city newspaper.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the governing body of the City of Ramona, Kansas, this 11th day of January, 2016.

Signed by Mayor Byron Noeth

Attested by Jessica Gilbert, City Clerk

Approved as to form by Brian L. Bina, City Attorney

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