Municipal Ordinance # 1283 details animal regulations within the City of Colby.
KEEPING ANIMALS. It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, occupant, or person in charge of any premise in the City to possess and maintain any animal or fowl within the City or permit to be maintained thereon any stable, shed, pen, or other place where horses, mules, cattle, sheep, goats or swine, or undomesticated animals are kept. This provision shall not apply to:
(a) The maintaining of a stockyard or sale barn for the loading, unloading, temporary detention and sale of such livestock, if the location of such stockyard or sale barn does not otherwise violate the zoning ordinances of the City;
(b) Normal or accepted veterinary hospitals or treatment of animals under active veterinary care;
(c) The maintaining of dogs which are regulated by Article 2 of this chapter;
(d) The maintaining of non-poisonous and non-vicious animals and fowl which are commonly kept as household pets, such as cats, hamsters, rabbits, parakeets, and comparable animals, when kept as household pets and in a safe and sanitary manner in accordance with Section 3-113 of this chapter;
(e) The transporting of animals through the City by ordinary and customary means.
NUISANCE; ANIMAL ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal to keep or maintain such animal in the City so as to constitute a nuisance. For the purpose of this section, “nuisance” is defined as any animal which:
(a) Molests or interferes with persons in the public right-of-way;
(b) Attacks or injures persons, or other domestic animals or has been determined to be a vicious animal as defined in Section 3-116 of this chapter;
(c) Damages public or private property other than that of its owner or harborer by its activities or with its excrement;
(d) Scatters refuse that is bagged or otherwise confined;
(e) Causes any condition which threatens or endangers the health or well-being of persons or other animals.
(a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, possess, or harbor a vicious animal within the City. Impoundment of animals whose owners have been cited for violation of this section shall be at the discretion of the law enforcement officer. If the animal presents a clear and present danger to the public health or safety, it shall be the duty of the law enforcement officer or his or her agent to impound such animal.