• CITY OF KIRKLAND

CITY OF KIRKLAND


PUBLICATION SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE O-4614
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF KIRKLAND ADOPTING PORTIONS OF THE CITYS LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL PROVISIONS THAT SET FORTH THE REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, NUISANCES, NOTICES AND ORDERS TO ABATE A PUBLIC NUISANCE, APPEAL PROCEDURES, VICIOUS ANIMALS, DANGEROUS DOGS, AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOGS.
SECTION 1. Adds a new Kirkland Municipal Code (KMC) Section 8.09.400 relating to definitions of public nuisances for the Chapter.
SECTION 2. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.410 stating when the transfer of unaltered dogs and cats is prohibited.
SECTION 3. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.420 relating to the penalty for unlawful acts against police department dogs.
SECTION 4. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.430 relating to warning tickets issued by the Animal Control Officer.
SECTION 5. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.440 relating to cruelty to animals, spelling out unlawful acts and violations.
SECTION 6. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.450 relating to abatement of a public nuisance for the Chapter.
SECTION 7. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.460 relating to appeal procedures for nuisance animals or dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs or vicious animals.
SECTION 8. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.470 relating to potentially dangerous dogs.
SECTION 9. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.472 relating to dangerous dogs.
SECTION 10. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.474 relating to requirements for keeping a dangerous dog.
SECTION 11. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.476 relating to owner notification responsibilities related to keeping a dangerous dog.
SECTION 12. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.480 relating to vicious animals.
SECTION 13. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.482 relating to corrective action requirements for vicious animals.
SECTION 14. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.490 stating all civil penalties and abatement costs are the liability of the animal owner.
SECTION 15. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.492 relating to costs of enforcement action for the Chapter.
SECTION 16. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.494 relating to additional rules and regulations for the Chapter.
SECTION 17. Adds a new KMC Section 8.09.496 relating to the waiver of fees and penalties for the Chapter.
SECTION 18. Provides a severability clause for the ordinance.
SECTION 19. Authorizes publication of the ordinance by summary, which summary is approved by the City Council pursuant to Section 1.08.017 Kirkland Municipal Code and establishes the effective date as January 1, 2018, after publication of summary.
The full text of this Ordinance will be mailed without charge to any person upon request made to the City Clerk for the City of Kirkland. The Ordinance was passed by the Kirkland City Council at its meeting on the 8th day of November, 2017.
I certify that the foregoing is a summary of Ordinance O-4614 approved by the Kirkland City Council for summary publication.
/s/Kathi Anderson, City Clerk
PostedNovember 13, 2017