Any member accepting the duties of animal ownership by requesting an Animal Permit will be required to abide by all North Brighton’s animal rules and regulations and Kansas City, MO., ordinances concerning animal ownership.
These regulations are specifically directed to eliminating nuisances caused by poorly-controlled dogs and cats but are applicable to all animals maintained on the property.
Section 6.1 Animal Permit
All members must file a statement whether or not the member has any animals on the premises at the time of move-in and must keep current rabies and KC License documents current and on file in the cooperative office.
- Control: An animal shall be deemed to be under control of a responsible person when that person can observe and take effective corrective action to prevent nuisance or harm to people, animals or property.
- Owner: Shall mean any person residing in the community who keeps or harbors an approved animal.
- Animal: Any non-human creature, approved and maintained in the community.
Section 6.2 Registration Of Animals
A. Annual applications for an animal permits must be completed and kept current in the office. Proof of licensing with Kansas City, MO. must be shown.
B. Veterinarian’s certificate showing animal’s height, weight, breed and proof of inoculation must be provided and kept current in the member’s file.
C. All animals must be registered with the cooperative office prior to coming onto the North Brighton premises.
D. Units with dogs or cats must be treated for fleas at a cost to the member as necessary and upon move-out.
Section 6.3 Restrictions
A. Visiting animals are not allowed. The only animals allowed on the property are those that have been registered and approved.
B. No animal sitting
C. Maximum of two animals per unit
D. No dogs or cats over 40 pounds at maturity
E. No dogs or cats over 18 inches in shoulder height at maturity
F. No permits shall be issued for animals having the propensity to injure, including, but not limited to the following:
- Pit Bull
- German Shepherd
- Doberman Pinscher
- Great Dane
- Miniature Pinscher
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Attack animals
- Exotic or wild animals
G. Hamsters and gerbils are the only rodents allowed as approved animals.
H. Maximum aquarium size shall be fifty (50) gallons. Member will be responsible for any water damage to the unit from the aquarium.
I. All dog houses should be used for dogs only. They cannot be used for storage. The maximum dimensions are twenty-four (24) inches wide, thirty-six (36) inches deep and thirty (30) inches high. The maximum door opening height is sixteen (16) inches.
J. No animals owned for breeding purposes shall be kept on North Brighton property.
K. All dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered, with written proof filed in the office.
L. Animal and Fowl Ordinance of Kansas City MO. shall be strictly followed and enforced. No variances shall be allowed.
Section 6.4 Regulations
A. When outside a fenced yard, all animals must be leashed, restrained and under the control or supervision of the member.
Animals cannot threaten others by attempting to bite, jump upon, charge toward or otherwise cause others to fear immediate personal injury to themselves, to other people or to their own animals.
Removal and disposal of animal waste are the responsibilities of the animal owner. Animal waste must be removed daily from the grounds and placed in a sealed or tied container before being properly disposed of in a trash receptacle.
B. If a North Brighton employee meets with an animal control officer to correct a violation of North Brighton’s rules or city ordinance, a fee will be charged to the animal owner’s account.
C. No person may keep or harbor any animal on the premises of North Brighton without a current Animal Permit.
D. The owner of an animal will be held financially responsible for any actions of such animal. In addition, the owner agrees to totally accept all liability animal ownership may create.
Section 6.5 Complaints & Procedures for Enforcement
A. The complainant should attempt to verbally correct the problem with the animal owner.
B. The complainant should bring the problem to the attention of the proper city authorities (K.C. Police, K.C. Animal Control)
C. Complaints to management concerning animals must be in writing, dated and signed by the complainant. A complainant must be willing to attend a grievance hearing when requested by the Board of Directors or the corporate attorney.
D. After receipt of the complaint, within ten (10) days, or immediately if the situation warrants, one or more of the following actions shall be taken:
- A letter of notice may be sent to the animal owner, notifying them of the complaint
- Personal contact with the respondent and/or complainant
- Visual inspection of alleged infraction
- Verification with other member(s)
E. All findings in the matter are to be made in writing and entered in the owner’s file. If the problem can be or has been rectified, no further action is required except documentation placed in the member’s file.
F. In the event the problem has not been corrected after the enforcement procedures have been followed and notice has been given, the Board of Directors shall hear the matter and decide whether the animal permit should be revoked.
Revocation means the owner of an animal must permanently remove the animal from the property. Members have ten (10) days from the date the permit is revoked to comply.
G. The violation of this animal policy or any Kansas City, MO. animal ordinance may result in the owner’s loss of animal ownership rights and possible loss of membership in North Brighton.
H. Any animal that bites and causes injury must be removed immediately and permanently from the property.
I. Animal Permit application may be rejected on the grounds that the owner has had verifiable complaints filed against the owner’s animal(s).