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BULLETSt. Louis City Revised Code Title 10.16 Dead Animals

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Chapter 10.16
Dead Animals

Sections:

10.16.010 Burying animals within city prohibited.
10.16.020 Removal of buried animals--By lot owner.
10.16.030 Removal of buried animals--By city.
10.16.035 Fee payment by veterinarians for removal of dead animals.
10.16.040 Reporting carcasses--Record book.
10.16.050 Duty of police.
10.16.060 Records open to inspection--Public reporting carcasses.
10.16.070 Disposal permit--Required.
10.16.080 Disposal permit--Application--Bond--Conditions.
10.16.090 Disposal permit--Recall.
10.16.100 Removal method.
10.16.110 Rendering in city--Conditions--Bond.
10.16.120 Carcasses declared nuisances.

V.A.M.S.:

269.010--269.220 Disposal of dead animals

McQuillin:

24.243, 24.244 Animal carcasses

10.16.010 Burying animals within city prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to bury the body of any dead horse, mule, cow, ox, goat, hog, sheep or dog, anywhere within the city limits.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 44: 1960 C. 519.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

564.01 Placing carcasses in stream

10.16.020 Removal of buried animals--By lot owner.

Whenever the health commissioner has information that there has been buried on any lot or ground or yard within the city limits the carcass of any dead animal, he may require, by order, the owner, agent or tenant of such lot of ground or yard to have the carcass disinterred and removed to a proper place to be steam rendered. Any person failing to comply with the order of the health commissioner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 45: 1960 C. 519.020.)

10.16.030 Removal of buried animals--By city.

If the carcass of any dead animal is found buried upon any public street or alley in the city, or upon any lot of ground or yard, the owner or agent of which cannot be found, the health commissioner shall have the power, if in his judgment he may deem it necessary, to have the same disinterred and delivered to the contractor for the removal of dead animals, the cost of such disinterment to be paid out of the fund for the abatement of nuisances on public property.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 46: 1960 C. 519.030.)

10.16.035 Fee payment by veterinarians for removal of dead animals.

A fee of fifteen dollars per trip by the refuse department shall be paid to the city by veterinarians for the removal of dead animals.
(Ord. 57814 1, 1979.)

10.16.040 Reporting carcasses--Record book.

It shall be the duty of all agents and employees of the division of health and of the department of streets and sewers and of all policemen to report to the department having charge or control of the removal of dead animals, any carcass or remains of any dead animal which may be found by such person or of which he may be informed as soon as may be and within three hours of receiving such knowledge. The department in charge of removal of dead animals shall enter the report in a book to be kept for that purpose and designate therein the locality, as near as the same can be ascertained, where the carcass or remains may be, and also the time when reported.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 47: 1960 C. 519.040.)

10.16.050 Duty of police.

It shall be the duty of the police to watch for and arrest all persons found violating any of the provisions of this chapter.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 48.)

10.16.060 Records open to inspection--Public reporting carcasses.

The book mentioned in Section 10.16.040 shall at all times be open to public inspection. Any person may report the existence of any carcass or remains of dead animals within city limits to the department having control of the removal thereof, or the same may be reported to any policeman, or at any police station to the person in charge thereof, who shall immediately, or as soon as practicable, report the same to the department in charge or control of the removal thereof, which department shall take immediate measure to effectuate removal.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 49: 1960 C. 519.050.)

10.16.070 Disposal permit--Required.

No person shall remove, flay, steam render or in any other manner dispose of the carcass of any dead animal which has been abandoned by its owner or has become a nuisance and which is found lying upon the streets, alleys or public places of the City, or on private premises therein without obtaining a permit.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 50: 1960 C. 519.060.)

McQuillin:

24.254 Rendering

10.16.080 Disposal permit--Application--Bond--Conditions.

Any person desiring to remove the carcass of any dead animal, in whole or in part, lying upon the streets, alleys or public places of the City, or on private premises therein, shall make application to the board of public service for a permit to do so. The permit shall state the kind of carcass or animal to be removed, the place from which the same is to be taken, and the place to which the same is to be taken, which place of destination shall be at least one mile beyond the City limits. The person shall give a bond to the City in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned that the carcass of the dead animal shall not be rendered within the City limits or within one mile thereof and that none of the products of the carcass or parts of the carcass of the dead animal shall be employed or sold by them for the purpose of human food, and that all grease or other products rendered or manufactured or packed for use or transported to or from the market or elsewhere shall be branded with a burning brand as follows: "Product of dead animals."

It is unlawful for any person to engage within the City in rendering the carcasses of dead animals found in the streets or other public places or removed from one place to another within the City.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 51: 1960 C. 519.070.)

McQuillin:

24.254 Rendering

10.16.090 Disposal permit--Recall.

The board of public service may at any time recall the permit required by Section 10.16.070 if any of the rules or orders of the department of streets and sewers in reference thereto are violated.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 52: 1960 C. 519.080.)

McQuillin:

24.254 Rendering

10.16.100 Removal method.

All dead animals shall be removed in vehicles, well covered with tarpaulins or otherwise, and in the most inoffensive manner possible. Drivers of vehicles conveying carcasses shall not stop on the way unless detained by accident.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 53: 1960 C. 519.090.)

10.16.110 Rendering in City--Conditions--Bond.

No person shall, in the City, render, flay, cut up, sell or manufacture into human food or any other product whatsoever any carcass or part of any carcass of any dead animal not slain for the purpose of human food nor of any dead animal diseased or in any unsound or unhealthy condition at the time of its killing unless the animal shall have died or have been killed upon the premises upon which it is to be rendered, flayed or cut up. The person shall have on his premises, within suitable inclosure, tight rendering tanks constructed so that all the escape steam shall be conducted into tanks of equal dimensions, filled with water. All surplus steam and gases or vapors that arise after passing through the tanks of water shall be conducted under the fires of the boilers of the establishments. No such establishment shall engage in the business of flaying, cutting up, selling or manufacturing products from the carcasses of dead animals not slain for the purpose of human food or of diseased animals or unsound and unhealthy animals at the time of their killing, unless the persons shall give a bond to the City in the sum of ten thousand dollars, upon the condition that none of the products of the carcasses or the parts of dead animals described in this section, shall be employed or sold by them for the purpose of human food, and that all packages of every kind of grease or other product rendered or manufactured or packed for use or prepared for transportation to or from the market in the City or elsewhere shall be branded with a burning brand with letters at least two inches in height, as follows: "Product of dead animals."
(1948 C. Ch. 6 54: 1960 C. 519.100.)

10.16.120 Carcasses declared nuisances.

The carcass of any dead animal lying on the streets, alleys or public places of the city, or on private premises therein, and not slain for human food and not removed by the owner or other person entitled thereto within four hours of daylight time after the death of the animal is declared a nuisance and shall be removed and disposed of as provided in this chapter.
(1948 C. Ch. 6 55: 1960 C. 519.110.)

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