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13.05.005 Definitions.

 

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 172635 and 181539, effective February 15, 2008.)  As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise: 

 

A.   "Director" means the Director of the Multnomah County Health Department Vector and Nuisance Control, or the director's designee.

 

B.  "Keeper" means any person or legal entity who harbors, cares for, exercises control over or knowingly permits any animal to remain on premises occupied by that person for a period of time not less than 72 hours or someone who accepted the animal for purposes of safe keeping.

 

C.   "Livestock" means animals including, but not limited to, fowl, horses, mules, burros, asses, cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, emu, ostriches, rabbits, swine, or other farm animals excluding dogs and cats.

 

D.   "Person" means any natural person, association, partnership, firm, or corporation.

 

E.  "A Secure Enclosure" shall be:

1.   A fully fenced pen, kennel or structure that shall remain locked with a padlock or a combination lock.  Such pen, kennel or structure must have secure sides, minimum of five feet high, and the director may require a secure top attached to the sides, and a secure bottom or floor attached to the sides of the structure or the sides must be embedded in the ground no less than one foot.  The structure must be in compliance with the jurisdiction's building code.

 

2.   A house or garage.  Where a house or garage is used as a secure enclosure, the house or garage shall have latched doors kept in good repair to prevent the accidental escape of the specified animal.  A house, garage, patio, porch, or any part of the house or condition of the structure is not a secure enclosure if the structure would allow the specified animal to exit the structure of its own volition; or

F.   "Specified Animals" means bees or livestock.

 

G.    "Specified Animal Facility" means a permitted site for the keeping of one or more specified animals, including but not limited to a stable, structure, or other form of enclosure.

 

H.   "Stable" means any place used for housing one or more domesticated animals or livestock, whether such stable is vacant or in actual use.

 

I.     "Sufficient liability insurance" means, at a minimum, insurance in a single incident amount of not less than $50,000 for personal injury and property damages, covering all claims per occurrence, plus costs of defense.