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Thursday, February 25, 2021

From the desk of Butler Animal Control Officer Brenda Cecil

To help provide everyone with a better understanding I will be posting some of our ordinances: dealing with animals.

You can view all City of Butler codes on the city’s website.
§ 5-33
Leashing, confining and shelter requirements.
[Ord. No. 928, 7-19-2011]
(a)
All dogs within the City shall be leashed securely by a leash not exceeding six feet in length, or penned on the owner's property in such a way that they are confined and unable to leave the property.
(b)
All dogs not on a leash shall be kept in a secured area (fenced) or attached to an appropriate rope or chain with a doghouse or shelter offering protection from the elements, heat and cold. The dog shall have bedding (straw, cushion, sawdust, woodchips, etc) and sufficient food and water. It shall be unlawful to leave a dog tied out and unattended without sufficient food, water and shelter.
(c)
Any female dogs when in season shall be confined indoors or in a secure enclosure so that she will not be in contact, except for intentional breeding purposes, with another dog, nor create a nuisance by attracting other animals.
(d)
Any person who permits, allows or causes his animal or any animal to run at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.