To view the City of Ladue's Code in regards to animal control , click this link: Animal Control Section 18
Excerpts from the Code are below (updated 2018):
Sec. 18-25. - Running at large and defecation on property prohibited.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any owner or other person owning, controlling, or possessing any dog to run at large. For the purpose of this subsection, every dog, when on any street, alley, park, or any other public or private place in the city that is not restrained or controlled by a leash not more than six feet in length so as to effectively prevent the dog from biting, scratching, molesting, being with, or approaching any other animal or any person, or straying from the premises shall be deemed running at large.
(b)It shall be unlawful for any person owning or in control of any dog to permit or allow such dog to defecate upon any public property, or upon any private property other than that of the person owning or in control of the dog, unless such person shall remove immediately all feces so deposited by such dog.
(c) Violation of this section shall be a municipal ordinance violation subject to penalties set forth in section 1-9 of the Ladue Code.
(Code 1969, § 6-21; Ord. No. 607, § 1, 3-25-1957; Ord. No. 900, § 1, 4-18-1966; Ord. No. 2212 , § 1, 10-15-2018)
(a) It shall be the duty of the owner, and of any other person having in his possession, or under his control, a dog of dangerous, vicious or fierce propensities or tendencies, to keep such dog securely on a leash, or to confine such dog inside of a house or inside of an enclosure completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than five feet in height, and to keep any door or gate leading into any such enclosure securely locked at all times. Failure to comply with this duty shall be a municipal ordinance violation subject to penalties set forth in section 1-9 of the Ladue Code.
(b) If any dog bites or attempts to bite any person while such dog is at large, then such dog shall be presumed to be a dangerous dog and a dog of dangerous propensities and tendencies.
(c) If any dog attacks or attempts to attack any other dog or other animal while such dog is at large, or chases or otherwise attempts to catch a person, then such dog shall be presumed to be a vicious dog and to have vicious propensities and tendencies.
(d) In addition to any other penalties provided herein, any fierce, vicious, or dangerous dog may be impounded for any length of time deemed necessary by the St. Louis County Department of Health, or St. Louis County Animal Control, or, in an emergency that threatens the public health or safety of a person in the discretion of the police, such dog may be euthanized.
(Code 1969, §§ 6-22, 6-23; Ord. No. 41, § 8, 5-4-1973; Ord. No. 1084, §§ 1—3, 7-2-1973; Ord. No. 2212 , § 1, 10-15-2018)
Ladue Police Department
9345 Clayton Rd
Ladue, MO 63124
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