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BROWN COUNTY ORDINANCE

BROWN COUNTY ORDINANCE
NUMBER 12-07-09-01
An ordinance amending the Animal Control Ordinance
of Brown County to restrict the number of
breeding female dogs age 12 months or older that
may be harbored within the county.
WHEREAS, the State of Indiana has enacted Title
15 Article 21 of the Indiana Code, effective January
1, 2010, regulating commercial dog breeders;
WHEREAS, said Article, specifi cally Ind. Code
Section 15-21-6-1, permits units, including counties,
municipalities and townships, to enforce an ordinance
concerning regulation of commercial dog
breeders that imposes more stringent or detailed
requirements than the requirements under said Article
if the ordinance was adopted before January 1,
2010; and WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of
the Brown County community as a whole, and of
the animals who are kept in Brown County, to impose
more stringent or detailed requirements than
those contained in said Article, to have and enforce
standards for the humane treatment of animals, to
reduce pet overpopulation and its resulting public
burden, and to clarify codes as needed.
BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED as follows: 1.
For the purposes of this ordinance, the following
defi nitions shall apply: a. “Animal rescue operation”
means a person or organization: (1) that accepts
within one (1) year: (A) more than twelve
(12) dogs; or (B) more than nine (9) dogs and more
than three (3) unweaned litters of puppies; that
are available for adoption for human companionship
as pets or as companion animals in permanent
adoptive homes and that are maintained in a private
residential dwelling; or (2) that uses a system of
private residential dwellings as foster homes for
the dogs. The term does not include a person or
organization that breeds dogs. b. “Commercial
dog breeder” means a person who keeps, harbors
or maintains within Brown, County, Indiana, 20
or more unaltered female dogs that are at least 12
months of age. c. “Hobby breeder” means a person
who maintains fewer than 20 unaltered female
dogs that are at least 12 months of age. d. “Person”
means an individual, corporation, limited liability
company, partnership, or other business entity. e.
“Unaltered” means capable of bearing puppies. f.
“Veterinarian” means an individual licensed as a
veterinarian by the State of Indiana. 2. No person
shall keep, harbor or maintain within Brown County,
Indiana, more than 20 unaltered female dogs
that are at least 12 months or age. 3. Any person
keeping, harboring or maintaining within Brown
County, Indiana, 20 unaltered female dogs that are
at least 12 months or age shall comply with all applicable
requirements of Title 15 Article 21 of the
Indiana Code and with all applicable requirements
contained in the Ordinances of Brown County,
Indiana, including but not limited to the Animal
Control Ordinance and all planning and zoning ordinances.
4. This ordinance shall not apply to the
following: a. The Brown County Animal Shelter.
b. The Brown County Humane Society. c. Animal
rescue operations. d. Hobby breeders. e. Veterinarians
and veterinary hospitals for boarding incident
to treatment or hospitalization. 5. Notwithstanding
their exemption from the application of Title 15
Article 21 of the Indiana Code, this ordinance shall
apply to the following: a. A person who breeds at
least 75% of the person’s dogs as sport dogs for
hunting purposes. b. A person who breeds at least
75% of the person’s dogs as service dogs or as dogs
for use by the police or armed forces. 6. This ordinance
may be enforced by a Brown County Animal
Control Offi cer or any Law Enforcement Offi cer,
who may issue to any person violating any provision
of this ordinance a notice of ordinance violation.
If the person has not paid the fi ne and all associated
expenses of the violation within two weeks
of receiving such notice, the Animal Control Offi -
cer or Law Enforcement Offi cer may refer the violation
to the Brown County Prosecutor for further
action, which may include prosecution of the violation
in court. 7. Violation of any of the provisions
of this ordinance shall constitute a Class A violation
as defi ned in the Animal Control Ordinance of
Brown County, Indiana, which may be enforced by
imposition of a civil penalty or fi ne of $500.00 for
each violation. 8. Violation of any provisions of
this ordinance is hereby declared a public nuisance,
and the County may maintain an action in court to
abate said nuisance. 9. In addition, a person who
violates this ordinance may be subject to any other
penalties, judgments and liabilities authorized by
an ordinance of Brown County, Indiana, a statute
of the State of Indiana, or both. 10. A person who
violates this ordinance shall be responsible for
payment of all costs and expenses associated with
its enforcement, including but not limited to court
costs, any expenses of investigation, attorney fees,
any expenses incurred in the seizure, impoundment
and care of any animal, and the cost of any veterinary
or medical treatment. 11. All fi nes, fees,
costs and penalties collected pursuant to this chapter
shall be deposited into the Animal Management
Fund. 12. Proper venue for the enforcement of this
ordinance shall be in a court of competent jurisdiction
in Brown County, Indiana. 13. The provisions
of this ordinance shall be construed using the laws
of the State of Indiana. 14. The provisions of this
ordinance are intended to be supplemental to the
laws of the State of Indiana, and to the extent that
they may confl ict with said laws, the laws of the
State of Indiana shall control. 15. To the extent that
the provisions of this ordinance confl ict with any
previous ordinance enacted for the care and control
of animals in Brown County, Indiana, the provisions
of this ordinance shall control. 16. Should
any provision of this ordinance be found by a court
to be invalid, the remainder of the ordinance shall
remain in full force and effect. 17. This ordinance
shall be effective upon its passage and publication
as required by law.
SO ORDAINED this 7th day of December, 2009.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA
J.W. Austin, President
Darrell Kent, Vice President
Mary Fouch, Commissioner
ATTEST: Mari H. Miller,
Brown County Auditor
December 16, 23, 2009 09-352

Obituaries
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William 'Bub' Bernard Lee, Jr., 64, Nashville
  Husband of Julie Waltman Lee of Nashville

Linda Wyatt Bradley, 64, Columbus
  Mother of Angela K. (Gary) Bay of Nashville

C. Lee Percifield, 78, Columbus
  

  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.