§ 22-115. Animals running at large--Regulation and taxation
The municipal governing body may regulate or prohibit animals from running at large. Animals which are running at large may be impounded and sold to discharge any costs and penalties established by the governing body and the expense of impounding, keeping or sale of such animals. The governing body may also provide for the erection of pens, pounds, and buildings for the use of the municipality, within or without the municipal limits, and appoint and compensate keepers thereof, and establish and enforce rules governing the pens, pounds or buildings. The governing body may also regulate and provide for taxing the owners and harborers of dogs, and authorize the killing of dogs which are found at large in violation of any ordinance regulating the same.
Laws 1977, c. 256, § 22-115, eff. July 1, 1978.
§ 22-115.1. Dog kennel--Restriction of location near schools or day care facilities
A. No commercial pet breeder shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of a public or private school or licensed day care facility in a municipality having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000). Provided, this prohibition shall not apply to a commercial pet breeder that was lawfully in operation and in full compliance with all licensing, permitting, and zoning requirements applicable to the commercial pet breeder prior to the effective date of this act.
B. No public officer or employee shall issue any type of license, permit, approval or consent for a commercial pet breeder to be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of a public or private school or licensed day care facility in a municipality having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000).
C. Applications for a commercial pet breeder license or for any governmental permit, approval or consent needed to authorize the lawful operation of a commercial pet breeder that are pending on the effective date of this act shall be subject to the prohibitions set forth in subsections A and B of this section.
D. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section may be enforced by any public officer within whose jurisdiction a noncompliant commercial pet breeder is located or by any other person aggrieved in any way by noncompliance with the provisions. Enforcement action may include a civil suit for an injunction filed in the district court in the county where a noncompliant commercial pet breeder is located.
E. Any municipality is hereby authorized to enact an ordinance consistent with the provisions of this section and to enforce the ordinance by prosecution of violations in the municipal court, as provided by law.
F. For the purposes of this section, the term “commercial pet breeder” shall have the same meaning as given in Section 30.2 of Title 4 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
Laws 2008, c. 433, § 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 2008; Laws 2015, c. 44, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.