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<br /> <br /> Page 1 <br />ORDINANCE NO._________ <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS , CALIFORNIA AMENDING <br />CHAPTER 4.10 OF THE LOS GATOS TOWN CODE ENTITLED ANIMALS AND FOWL <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 4 of the Town Code entitled Animals and Fowl provides for the regulation <br />and control of animals in the incorporated areas of the Town of Los Gatos; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a comprehensive review of Chapter 4 was undertaken to examine for accuracy, <br />releva nce , streamlining, and language; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, this amendment to the Town’s M unicipal C ode is necessary for the health, safety <br />and welfare of the Town and its inhabitants . <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE , the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos does ordain as follows: <br /> <br />SECTION 1 . AMENDMENT OF MUNICIPAL CODE . Chapter 4.10, Animals and Fowl is hereby <br />amend ed to read as follows with n ew text shown by underline and deleted text shown by <br />strikethrough. <br /> Chapter 4 - ANIMALS AND FOWL <br />ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL <br />Sec. 4.10.00 5. - Adoption. <br />The animals and fowl ordinance of the County of Santa Clara as that ordinance is set out <br />below with conforming amendments and deletions is adopted as and for the domestic animal <br />code of the Town of Los Gatos with the exception of regulations governing hors es which are set <br />out more fully below in section 4.120.005 and following. <br />Sec. 4.10.010. - Definitions. <br />The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the <br />context clearly indicates otherwise. <br />a. Abandoned animal: An animal that is left without proper and necessary care for the <br />animal ’s well -being for twenty -four hours or an unreasonable period of time. <br />“Abandoned animal” shall also mean any animal, lawfully impounded by the Town, for <br />which the owner has not paid fees, rates or charges relating to the detention of the <br />animal. <br />a.b. Animal: Any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild, except fish Any multi -celled living <br />creature other than plants and humans, including but not limited to birds, cats, dogs, <br />fishes, fowl, rabbits, and reptiles. <br />ATTACHMENT 1