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A. The following behavior by an dog or wolf-dog hybrid within the City limits of Ashland constitutes an unlawful public nuisance:

1. A dog repeatedly runs at large;

2. A dog bites a person or another domestic animal;

3. A dog menaces a pedestrian or passerby;

4. A dog repeatedly chases vehicles or persons;

5. A dog damages or destroys property of persons other than the owners or keepers of the dog;

6. A dog repeatedly scatters garbage;

7. A dog repeatedly trespasses on private property of persons other than the keeper of the dog;

8. A dog excessively makes disturbing noises, including, but not limited to continued and repeated howling, barking, whining for more than ten (10) minutes or intermittent barking for more than thirty (30) minutes in a sixty (60) minutes period, causing unreasonable annoyance, disturbance, or discomfort to neighbors or others in close proximity to the property of the keeper. If the barking is caused by the continued presence of a cat or the presence of predators such as coyotes, or deer, or other wildlife or by a person intentionally taunting the dog, then the dog is not a public nuisance;

9. A dog obstructs City sidewalk;

B. It is unlawful for any keeper of a dog to permit such dog to be a public nuisance as described and is a Class IV violation. (Ord. 3112, amended, 2015)