Thursday, February 9, 2012

Loma Linda, CA


Hello Debbie,

Here are the City of Loma Linda’s codes on small livestock, which includes chickens.  The entire code related to animals can be found at http://qcode.us/codes/lomalinda/

            For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
            A.        “Animal” means any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild.
            L.         Public Nuisance — Animal. It shall be unlawful and shall constitute a public nuisance for any person to keep within the limits of the city any animal, rooster or other noisy fowl, or combination of animals which unreasonably disturbs the peace and comfort of the inhabitants of the neighborhood in which such animal or combination of animals is kept, or interferes with any person in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life or property, or creates a significant risk of injury to life or property. An animal public nuisance may be but is not limited to an animal which:
            1.         Molests passersby or passing vehicles;
            2.         Attacks other animals;
            3.         Trespasses on school grounds;
            4.         Is repeatedly at large;
            5.         Damages private or public property including the leaving of any animal excreta;
            6.         Barks, whines, or howls in an excessive, continuous, or untimely fashion.
            A.        No more than four cats and/or four dogs or a total combination thereof of eight (four cats and four dogs) shall be permitted in any residential occupancy. Keeping of more than four cats and/or four dogs is permitted under provisions of Chapter 6.02 and 6.03 respectively. Keeping of four cats and/or four dogs or less shall be regulated under provisions of Sections 6.01.020 L and 6.01.030 I.
            B.        The keeping of small livestock is permitted within the city and shall be regulated under provisions of Sections 6.01.020 L and 6.01.030 I. The keeping of small livestock under the supervision of an adult for the purpose of an educational animal project is specifically permitted.
            D.        The keeping of more than two chickens, two rabbits, or two other similar fowl or small livestock on lots of less than ten thousand square feet shall be regulated under the conditional use process.
            For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
            A.        “Animal” means any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild.
            L.         Public Nuisance — Animal. It shall be unlawful and shall constitute a public nuisance for any person to keep within the limits of the city any animal, rooster or other noisy fowl, or combination of animals which unreasonably disturbs the peace and comfort of the inhabitants of the neighborhood in which such animal or combination of animals is kept, or interferes with any person in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life or property, or creates a significant risk of injury to life or property. An animal public nuisance may be but is not limited to an animal which:
            1.         Molests passersby or passing vehicles;
            2.         Attacks other animals;
            3.         Trespasses on school grounds;
            4.         Is repeatedly at large;
            5.         Damages private or public property including the leaving of any animal excreta;
            6.         Barks, whines, or howls in an excessive, continuous, or untimely fashion.

            I.          No person shall keep or permit to remain on any premises within the city any animal or combination of animals that habitually, unnecessarily, and unreasonably disturbs the peace and quietude of any neighbor or person by howling, barking, crying, or making other noise.

            Any person who has an animal in his possession, custody or control who wilfully or maliciously fails or refuses to exhibit such animal or any license therefor for inspection with due cause upon demand by the enforcing officer is guilty of an infraction. (Ord. 340 § 1 (part), 1985)
            It is unlawful for any person to wilfully or maliciously torture, tease, torment, beat, kick, strike, mutilate, injure, disable or unhumanely treat any animal within the city. This section specifically applies to, but is not limited to any dog used by the sheriff’s office, police department or private security force in the performance of the functions or duties of such department within the city. It is unlawful to unwarrantably interfere with or meddle with any such dog while being used by the department or by any officer or member thereof in the performance of any of the functions or duties of the department or of such officer or member. (Ord. 340 § 1 (part), 1985)
Please call or email me if you have any questions.

Regards,

Guillermo Arreola
Associate Planner
City of Loma Linda

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