City of Clarkson Valley
Missouri

Animal Regulations

ALL DOGS AND CATS ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON A LEASH OR CONFINED AT ALL TIMES.

No more than three (3) dogs per each household or three (3) cats per household. A total combination of five (5) (dogs and cats) is the maximum allowed per each household.

To report a dead deer, please call the Missouri Department of Conservation at Powder Valley 314-301-1500.  They will enlist the help of a volunteer to remove the carcass.  If the deer is alive and is suffering, please call St. Louis County Police at their non-emergency number 314-889-2341.

The animal shelter for our area is the following:
St. Louis County Animal Control
Ladue Shelter
77 Hunter Ave.
Ladue, MO  63124-2008
314-726-6655 

HOURS: 
   Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
   Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

After hours the St. Louis County Police Department (314-889-2341) handles cases of confined pick-ups, vicious animals, and bite cases.

Injured animals should be first reported to the Humane Society at 314-647-8800 (or 314-647-1053 after hours) or APA at 314-645-4610. The St. Louis County Animal Control will respond if the other agencies are not available.

Wildlife calls (except bites) should be referred to Wildlife Rescue at 636-394-1880. ALL WILDLIFE BITES should be reported to the St. Louis County Animal Control.

If you need help with wildlife:  Bi-State Wildlife, Florissant MO – Offering wildlife help to all Missouri and Illinois residents   www.wildlifehotline.com   Toll Free at 1-855-945-3435, or locally (636) 492-1610   help@wildlifehotline.com by email, or to send photos of wildlife in distress

All St. Louis County Animal Control Units are painted blue and clearly identified with signs. These units bear St. Louis County license plates. They should not be confused with humane societies, municipal or private animal control vehicles.

REPORT ALL ANIMAL BITES TO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL.


 

Below is the Municipal Code for Clarkson Valley regarding Animals and Fowl

BILL NO.        0400                                                              ORDINANCE NO.      09-15

 AN ORDINANCE DELETING CHAPTER 205: ANIMALS AND FOWL IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 205: ANIMALS AND FOWL.

        BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

             SECTION 1:  The Municipal Code, City of Clarkson Valley, Missouri, is hereby amended in Title II: Public Health, Safety and Welfare by deleting Chapter 205: Animals and Fowl and adding a new Chapter 205: Animals and Fowl.

            SECTION 2:  A new Chapter 205: Animals and Fowl shall be adopted.

CHAPTER 205:  ANIMALS AND FOWL

 

ARTICLE I.   GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

SECTION 205.010: RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED

 A.       No person, owning or having charge of any bull, cat, cow, dog, goat, hog, horse, mule, sheep or any domesticated animal or wild fowl of any kind, shall allow the same to run at large within the City. Any animal shall be deemed to be running at large in violation of this Section, if such animal is not within an enclosed place on its owner's premises or other premises with the consent of the owner of such premises or securely tied on its owner's premises or other premises with the consent of the owner of such premises. However, animals securely tied or led by a leash of not more than six (6) feet and accompanied by and under the control and supervision of the owner or a competent keeper shall not constitute a violation of this Section.

 B.        In any prosecution charging a violation of this Section, proof that any animal or fowl was running at large in violation of this Section, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was, at the time described in the complaint, the owner or keeper of such animal or fowl, shall constitute a prima facie presumption that such owner or keeper was the person who permitted such animal or fowl to run at large.  (CC 1990 §4-1; Ord. No. 91-1 §1, 1-3-91)

 SECTION 205.020: ALLOWING DEFECATION ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY PROHIBITED

 It shall be unlawful for any person owning or in control of any animal to permit or allow such animal to defecate upon property other than the property belonging to the person owning or in control of such animal unless such person shall remove immediately all feces so deposited by such animal.  (CC 1990 §4-3)

 SECTION 205.030: NUMBER OF ANIMALS PERMITTEDDOGS

 No person shall keep, harbor, or house on his/her premises or on the premises of others, within the City, more than three (3) dogs or a combination of dogs and cats in excess of five (5); except, however, that upon the occasion of the birth of a litter of dogs, it shall be permissible under this Section that such litter may be kept together with their mother until they reach the age of six (6) months.  (CC 1990 §4-4; Ord. No. 95-04 §2, 3-7-95)

 SECTION 205.040: NUMBER OF ANIMALS PERMITTEDCATS

 No person shall keep, harbor or house on his/her premises or on the premises of others, within the City, more than three (3) cats or a combination of cats and dogs in excess of five (5); except, however, that upon the occasion of the birth of a litter of cats, it shall be permissible under this Section that such litter may be kept together with their mother until they reach the age of six (6) months.  (CC 1990 §4-5; Ord. No. 95-04 §3, 3-7-95)

 SECTION 205.050: KEEPING, RAISING, HARBORING, SELLING OF FARM OR WILD ANIMALS

 Except for dogs, cats and nondomestic animals which are otherwise provided for in this Code, and except for traditional household pets such as caged birds and other similar caged animals and aquarium animals, no person shall keep, raise, harbor or offer for sale any farm animal or wild animal, including but not limited to cattle, cow, bull, hog, horse, donkey, sheep, pig, goat, chicken, goose, duck, turkey, skunk, or raccoon within the City, unless such animal is kept in an enclosed area on a tract of land on property of at least three (3) acres or more in size.

 SECTION 205.060: DEFINITIONS

 A.       Definitions.  As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean:

 ADEQUATE CARE:  Normal and prudent attention to the needs of an animal, including wholesome food, clean water, shelter and health care as necessary to maintain good health in a specific species of animal.

 ADEQUATE CONTROL:  To reasonably restrain or govern an animal so that the animal does not injure itself, any person, any other animal, or property.

 ANIMAL:  Every living vertebrate except a human being.

 ANIMAL SHELTER:  A facility which is used to house or contain animals and which is owned, operated, or maintained by a duly incorporated humane society, animal welfare society, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or other not-for-profit organization devoted to the welfare, protection, and humane treatment of animals.

 DOMESTICATED ANIMALS:  The population of animals that have their behavior, life cycle, or physiology systemically altered as a result of being under human control for many generations.  Domesticated animals include but are not limited to canines, felines, ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, honey bees, waterfowls (e.g. geese or ducks), gamefowl (pigeons, guinea hens), landfowl (chickens or roosters), equids (miniature horses, horses, donkeys), or cattle (cows, pigs or sheep).

 FARM ANIMAL:  An animal raised on a farm or ranch and used or intended for use in farm or ranch production, or as food or fiber.

 HARBOR:  To feed or shelter an animal at the same location for three (3) or more consecutive days.

 HUMANE KILLING:  The destruction of an animal accomplished by a method approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Panel on Euthanasia (JAVMA 173:5972, 1978); or more recent editions, but animals killed during the feeding of pet carnivores shall be considered humanely killed.

 OWNER:  That person and/or persons who have the responsibility to care for domesticated animal or animals within their property boundaries.

 PESTS:  Birds, rabbits, or rodents which damage property or have an adverse effect on the public health, but shall not include any endangered species listed by the United States Department of the Interior nor any endangered species listed in the Wildlife Code of Missouri.

 B.        Acts And Facilities To Which Section Does Not Apply.  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:

 1.       Care or treatment performed by a licensed veterinarian within the provisions of Chapter 340, RSMo.;

 2.       Bona fide scientific experiments;

 3.       Facilities and publicly funded zoological parks currently in compliance with the Fed­eral "Animal Welfare Act" as amended;

 4.       The killing of an animal by the owner thereof, the agent of such owner, or by a veterinarian at the request of the owner thereof;

 5.       The lawful, humane killing of an animal by an Animal Control Officer, the operator of an animal shelter, a veterinarian, or law enforcement or health official;

 6.       With respect to farm animals, normal or accepted practices of animal husbandry;

 7.       The killing of an animal by any person at any time if such animal is outside of the owned or rented property of the owner or custodian of such animal and the animal is injuring any person or farm animal but shall not include police or guard dogs while working;

 8.       The killing of house or garden pests.

 C.        Responsibility Of Parent Or Guardian Of Minor.  The parent or guardian of a minor child is responsible for the adequate care of any animal owned by, in the control of, or harbored by that minor child.  (CC 1990 §4-6)

 SECTION 205.070: ANIMAL NEGLECT, ABANDONMENT OR ABUSE

        Notification of any animal neglect, abandonment or abuse will be referred to the St. Louis County Animal Control for action as specified in St. Louis County Ordinance, Chapter 611. 

SECTION 205.080: DISPOSAL OF CARCASSES OF DEAD ANIMALS NOT SUSPECTED OF RABIES

 It shall be unlawful for any owner or keeper to permit any carcass of a dead animal to remain unburied for a period exceeding twenty-four (24) hours after death unless it is affected with rabies covered by the provisions of Section 205.220.  (CC 1990 §4-7)

SECTION 205.090:            IMPOUNDING ANIMALS

 St. Louis County Animal Control shall have the power to catch, confine and impound dogs and other animals under the authority of St. Louis County Ordinance, Chapter 611.

 SECTION 205.100: KEEPING ANIMALS WHICH HAVE TENDENCY TO INJURE

PERSONS

 No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any animal, which such person knows or should, in the exercise of ordinary care, know to be an animal which has a tendency to injure persons whether in play or in anger unless such animal shall be kept securely restricted to an area within such person's house, garage or fenced-in area, where fences are permitted.  If such animal is discovered to exist, the police shall notify St. Louis County Animal Control.

 SECTION 205.110: KEEPING OF NON-DOMESTIC ANIMALS PROHIBITED

 No person shall keep or maintain any non-domestic animals within the City.  The term "non-domestic animals" shall include all felines (other than the domestic house cat), non­human primates, bears, wolves, coyotes, foxes, venomous reptiles, constrictor reptiles, and any crossbreed of such animals which have similar characteristics of the animals specified herein.  (CC 1990 §4-12)

SECTION 205.120: NOISES AND/OR ODORS

 It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having charge of any horse, mule, jennet, bull, cow, sheep, hog, goat, dog, cat, chicken or goose or any domesticated or wild fowl of any kind, even though the same may be kept penned and confined within the City, to allow or permit the same to give forth or cause any loud or unusual noises or to cause any ill-smelling, nauseous or obnoxious odors, to the annoyance of others; provided that, if such person  owning or having charge of any such beast or fowl, so causing or creating any such noise or odor, shall cure, remedy and entirely alleviate such odor or noise within ten (10) days after the service of a notice so to do upon him/her by any designated City official, then, in that event, no punishment shall be assessed or imposed against such person; but if such odor or noise is not cured, remedied and entirely alleviated within ten (10) days after the service of such notice, then such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and each day such noise or odor exists after the expiration of ten (10) days from the service of such notice shall consti­tute a separate offense.  (CC 1990 §4-13)

SECTION 205.130: PROHIBITING OF KENNELS

 A.       No commercial establishments for kennels shall be permitted anywhere in the City.

B.        Nothing in this Section shall prevent a duly licensed veterinarian from performing or continuing to perform services to care for or treat diseased and injured animals.  (CC 1990 §4-14)

 SECTION 205.140: RIGHT OF ENTRY OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ST. LOUIS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL

A.       No person shall conceal an animal or interfere with the Police Department or St. Louis County Animal Control in the performance of his/her legal duties.   

 B.        Any duly authorized city official, St. Louis County Animal Control official and/or law enforcement official may seek a warrant from the appropriate court to enable him/her to enter private property in order to inspect, care for, or impound neglected or abused animals.  All requests for such warrants shall be accompanied by an affidavit stating the probable cause to believe a violation of Sections 578.005 to 578.023, RSMo., has occurred.  A person acting under the authority of a warrant shall:

 1.       Be given a disposition hearing before the court through which the warrant was issued, within thirty (30) days of the filing of the request for the purpose of granting immediate disposition of the animals impounded.

 2.       Place impounded animals in the care or custody of a veterinarian, the appropriate animal control authority, or an animal shelter.  If no appropriate veterinarian, animal control authority, or animal shelter is available, the animal shall not be impounded unless it is diseased or disabled beyond recovery for any useful purpose.

 3.       Humanely kill any animal impounded if it is determined by a licensed veterinarian that the animal is diseased or disabled beyond recovery for any useful purpose.

 4.       Not be liable for any necessary damage to property while acting under such warrant.  (CC 1990 §4-15)

 ARTICLE II.   RABIES CONTROL 

SECTION 205.150: QUARANTINE REGULATIONS

 Whenever rabies becomes prevalent in any locality within the City the St. Louis County Animal Control official shall declare a quarantine. 

 SECTION 205.160: REPORT OF ANIMAL BITE BY PERSON BITTEN, PARENT,

GUARDIAN OR OWNER

It shall be the duty of any person bitten by any animal or the parent or guardian of any minor child bitten by an animal, and the owner of any animal who has reason to believe his/her animal has bitten anyone, to report the same immediately to the Police Department.  Such report shall contain the name and address of the owner and of the animal, the name and address of the person bitten and the day and time bitten, the location where bitten, and a general description of the animal.  St. Louis County Animal Control shall immediately take such animal into custody or have the same confined by the owner thereof for ten (10) days under the supervision of the St. Louis County Animal Control, who shall examine or cause to be examined to determine whether such animal is affected with rabies.  If the owner shall not confine such animal in a manner satisfactory to the St. Louis County Animal Control such animal shall be forthwith surrendered to the St. Louis County Animal Control.  (CC 1990 §4-38)

 SECTION 205.170: ABANDONMENT OF RABID ANIMALS

 No person having ownership, control, management or possession of any animal subject to rabies shall abandon such animal.  (CC 1990 §4-40)

 SECTION 205.180: DESTRUCTION OF ANIMALSREPORTS

 Any person destroying an animal affected with rabies or suspected of being affected with rabies shall immediately notify the St. Louis County Animal Control and shall surrender the carcass of such animal upon demand.  The owner or custodian of any such destroyed animal shall immediately provide the St. Louis County Animal Control with full particulars thereof, including the time, date, location, and the names and addresses of any person bitten by such animal, and also the name and address of the owner or person having custody of any animal exposed to the animal destroyed.  (CC 1990 §4-41)

 SECTION 205.190: DISPOSAL OF RABID ANIMALS

 The St. Louis County Animal Control shall dispose of any animal affected with rabies, and he/she shall have the power to examine any animal bitten by or exposed to any animal affected with rabies or suspected of being rabid.  He/she shall have the power to require the owners of such animals to take necessary measures to prevent further spread of rabies and to dispose of any exposed animal if such necessary measures are not taken by the owners.  (CC 1990 §4-42)

SECTION 3:  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed and held for naught.

            SECTION 4:  Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any Court, or any right acquired or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or Ordinance hereby amended.

            SECTION 5:  Except as amended herein, Title II of the Municipal Code, City of Clarkson Valley, Missouri, shall be and will remain in full force and effect.

            SECTION 6:  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.

            PRESENTED, APPROVED AND PASSED BY A MAJORITY OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN this 6th day of October 2009.

                                                           Scott Douglass

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