Citation (Citation #: 2023-00009146)

General Information

Citation Number:

Date Issued:
Thu, Aug 24, 2023 11:55 AM

Paid/Fees Waived

Total Citation Amount:

Name of Person Cited:

Property in Violation:
PVA Parcel #: 040A05 044

Property Owner:

Code Compliance Officer:
Katja Ford

Inspection Date:
Thu, Aug 24, 2023 11:30 AM

Code Violations (4)

Animal Protection

BGKY C5 5-1.04 Anti-Rabies Vaccination Required Animals/Animal Protection

Code Description:
It shall be the duty of the owner, keeper or harborer of any dog or cat to register the same each year with and pay the appropriate license fee imposed hereinbelow to the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society or representative thereof, who shall issue a receipt in the form of a tag of metal or other durable material, having stamped or engraved thereon the registration number and year of registration, and such tag shall be attached to a suitable collar and kept on the dog or cat at all times. None of the five dogs had any identification of a rabies vaccinations.

Animal Protection

BGKY C5 5-1.08.i Odors and Sanitation Animal/Animal Protection

Code Description:
No person shall own, keep or harbor any animal that unreasonably annoys humans, endangers the life or health of persons or other animals, or substantially interferes with the rights of citizens, other than their owner’s, to enjoyment of life or property. The term "animal nuisances" shall include, but is not limited to any animal that: Causes fouling of the air by noxious or offensive odors resulting from the accumulation of animal excrement and thereby creates unreasonable annoyance or discomfort to neighbors or others in close proximity to the premises where the animal is kept or harbored because of the failure to keep the animal’s pen, yard, lot or other enclosures in a sanitary condition and free from preventable odors. Multiple dogs that live at this address are living in feces and uneatable human scraps. There were flies everywhere and it smelled of feces.

Animal Protection

BGKY C5 5-1.09 Confinement Animals/Animal Protection

Code Description:
When dogs or puppies are kept on tethers, the tether must be attached to the front of the dog’s shelter structure or to a post in front of the shelter structure. Tethers must be at least three times the length of the dog, as measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail, and have swivels on both ends. The tether must allow the dog convenient access to the shelter structure and to food and water containers. The tether must be of the type and strength used for the size of the dog involved, no chain or tether shall weigh more than 1/8 of the dog or puppy’s body weight. It must be attached to the dog by a well fitted collar or harness that will not cause trauma or injury to the dog. Collars made from the following materials are prohibited: metal, wire, flat chains, chains with sharp edges, or chains with rusty or non-uniform links. Choker collars or prong collars shall not be used when the animal is tethered. The tether must be attached so that the dog cannot become entangled with other objects or come into physical contact with other dogs. Any tethering system employed shall not allow the dog or puppy to leave the owner’s property or allow the animal to be within 6 feet of an adjoining property line. Dogs that live at this address are not properly confined. One dog was so tangled that wire cutters were needed to free the dog. Two dogs were tangled around a tree.

Animal Protection

BGKY C5 5-1.17.a Care of Animals Animals/Animal Control

Code Description:
It shall be unlawful for any person in charge of any animal to fail, refuse or neglect to provide such animal with food, potable water, adequate shelter as defined hereinabove, shade when appropriate, and health care. None of the five dogs had any potable water. Only two dogs had a proper shelter. One dog had no shade in this excessive heat. One dog was malnourished and multiple dogs had injuries that need treatment.

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