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Animal Services Citation

The citations issued by the animal control officers.

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Modified
2022-05-26
Release Date
2022-01-18
Frequency
Weekly
Identifier
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Data Dictionary

violation number - Number automatically generated when a citation, civil penalty or violation is stored in Chameleon

violation type

CIT CRUEL Uniform Citation where 525.130 has been charged
CIT DD/PDD Uniform Citation where 91.150 or 91.152 has been charged
CITATION Uniform Citation
CITE71 Uniform Citation issued in the field for someone contesting the requirements of 91.071
CIVIL PEN Civil Penalty
CRIM COMP Criminal Complaint
V71/CITE When a offender does not comply with a VIOL 71 and a CITATION is issued in its place for noncompliance.
V71/CP When a offender does not comply with a VIOL 71 and a CIVIL PEN is issued in its place for noncompliance.
V71/CRIM When a offender does not comply with a VIOL 71 and a CRIM COMP is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VET Violation Notice issued for vet care or grooming needs
VET/CRIM When a offender does not comply with a VET and a CRIM COMP is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VIOL 71 Violation Notice issued when an animal has been impounded in the field and returned to it's owner. Charges can include 91.002, 91.020, 91.071.
VIOL CTER Violation Notice issued when a pet that was impounded at the shelter is redeemed by its owner. Charges can include 91.002, 91.020, 91.071.
VIOL NOTIC Violation Notice
VIOL RED Violation Notice issued when a pet that was impounded at the shelter is redeemed by its owner but a vet is not present to complete the requirements of 91.071. Owner is given time to complete the requirements. Charges can include 91.002, 91.020, 91.071.
VIOL/CP When a offender does not comply with a VIOL NOTIC and a CIVIL PEN is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VIOL/CRIM When a offender does not comply with a VIOL NOTIC, or WARNING and a CRIM COMP is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VN/CITE When a offender does not comply with a VIOL NOTIC and a CITATION is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VOTC/CITE When an offender is issued a VIOL CTER but contest the requirements of 91.071 so a CITATION is issued.
VOTC/CP When a offender does not comply with a VIOL CTER and a CIVIL PEN is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VOTC/CRIM When a offender does not comply with a VIOL CTER and a CRIM COMP is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VRED/CITE When a offender does not comply with a VIOL RED and a CITATION is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VRED/CP When a offender does not comply with a VIOL RED and a CIVIL PEN is issued in its place for noncompliance.
VRED/CRIM When a offender does not comply with a VIOL RED and a CRIM COMP is issued in its place for noncompliance.
WARN/CITE When a offender does not comply with a WARNING or VET and a CITATION is issued in its place for noncompliance.
WARN/CP When a offender does not comply with a WARNING and a CIVIL PEN is issued in its place for noncompliance.
WARNING Violation Notice where no fee is charged or owner is required to comply with a particular requirement such as fixing a fence, getting a dog house, etc.

form - Unique number on each citation, civil penalty or violation used to identify the particular form

violation date - Date the citation, civil penalty or violation was issued

case number - Activity number associated with the citation and the sequence number associated with the run. This number shows how many times an officer has worked that particular run

case type

ALLEY CAT TRAP A call where an animal control officer and a member of Alley Cat Advocates works together to trap cats for TNR.
ASSIST Any call where assistance is needed from an animal control officer.
ASSIST ACO Any call where an animal control officer requires assistance from another animal control officer.
ASSIST FIRE Any call where Fire requires assistance from the animal control officer.
ASSIST OTHER Any call where another emergency responder or government employee requires assistance from the animal control officer.
ASSIST POLICE Any call where Police requires assistance from the animal control officer.
ASSIST SHERIFF Any call where an sheriff requires assistance from the animal control officer.
CONVERT A call created when a officer is converting a violation notice to a citation or a civil penalty for noncompliance.
CONVERT CITATION A call created when a officer is converting a violation notice to a citation or a civil penalty for noncompliance.
INVESTIGAT Any complaint where an investigation is needed that does not fit into a category already in use.
INVESTIGAT # POULTRY Any complaint where the caller states the owner has more poultry than allowed by the ordinance.
INVESTIGAT ABAN Any call for an owner leaving an animal for a period in excess of 24 hours, without the animal's owner or the owners’ designated caretaker providing all provisions of necessities.
INVESTIGAT ABUSE A cruelty/abuse/neglect situation where the health and safety of an animal is in jeopardy because of exposure to extreme weather, or other neglect/abuse factors. Examples include reports of beating, hitting, kicking, burning an animal, dog currently suffering from injury or illness and could die if treatment not provided
INVESTIGAT ANI ATACK Any call for an attack on an animal by another animal.
INVESTIGAT BARKLETTER Any barking complaint where the caller wishes to remain anonymous.
INVESTIGAT BITE Any call for a bite from an animal to a person
INVESTIGAT BITEF This is used when an animal control officer is following up on a bite investigation.
INVESTIGAT CHAINING Any complaint of a dog tethered illegally. The dispatcher must verify with the caller that the dog is not in distress and has necessities such as water, shelter etc.
INVESTIGAT CROWLET Any crowing complaint where the caller wishes to remain anonymous.
INVESTIGAT DOGFIGHT Any call where a person or persons in engaged in fighting dogs or have fought dogs in the past.
INVESTIGAT ENCLOSURE Any complaint made due to an animal not being confined securely in an enclosure. Examples being holes in fences, jumping a fence.
INVESTIGAT FECES LET Any complaint concerning a citizen not picking up after their animal where the caller wishes to remain anonymous.
INVESTIGAT FOLLOW UP This call is used when an animal control officer is following up on an investigation.
INVESTIGAT LIC LETTER Any complaint to check license not reported by the Health Dept. or supervisor.
INVESTIGAT NEGLI A cruelty/abuse/neglect situation where the health and safety of an animal is in jeopardy because of exposure to extreme weather, or other neglect/abuse factors. Examples include reports of failure to provide vet care, thin animal, no shelter , no water/food.
INVESTIGAT OTHER Any complaint where an investigation is needed that does not fit into a category already in use.
INVESTIGAT PET IN CAR Any complaint of an animal left in a car
INVESTIGAT TNR Any complaint of stray unowned cats
MAS A run made to meet a caller at Metro Animal Services
MAS TRAP Calls made by animal control officers when they are trapping cats for TNR.
NUISANCE BARK Any complaint on a barking dog where the complainant wants to be contacted and give a statement
NUISANCE CROWING Any crowing complaint where the complainant wants to be contacted and give a statement.
NUISANCE OTHER Any complaint other than barking, crowing, and restraint issues where the complainant wants to be contacted and give a statement.
NUISANCE RESTRAINT Any restraint complaint where the complainant wants to be contacted and give a statement.
OTHER This category is used for a variety of calls including picking up tags, speaking at events, calls that do not have a category already
OWNED Any call for an owned animal that does not fit in one of the other categories.
OWNED AGGRESSIVE Any aggressive loose animal that is owned. Aggressive behavior includes growling, showing teeth, lunging forward or charging at the person or other animal.
PERMIT INS A call for an animal control officer to conduct a permit inspection at a particular location.
RESCUE DOMESTIC A call for an domestic animal in distress, typically dogs and cats. These calls include dogs in lakes, animals in sewers or drains, cats in car engines, etc.
RESCUE LIVESTOCK A call for livestock in distress. This includes cattle stuck in ponds, cattle near a busy roadway, etc.
RESCUE OTHER A call for an domestic animal in distress, typically any other domestic animal or any call that does not fit in the other categories.
RESCUE WILDLIFE This call is typically used for a bat in someone's home or business.
STRAY Any call for an animal that is stray that does not fit a specific category
STRAY AGGRS Any aggressive loose animal that is stray. Aggressive behavior includes growling, showing teeth, lunging forward or charging at the person or other animal.
STRAY CONF Any call for an unowned, non-aggressive animal, excluding a bat, confined by a citizen that is not in a trap.
STRAY INJURED Any call for a sick/injured animal that is life threatening i.e. – vomiting or defecating blood, trouble breathing, unable to move, hit by a car, visible wounds, bleeding profusely, unable to stand. This includes sick or injured community cats.
STRAY POSS OWNED Any animal running loose that has an owner or possible owner. This is used when the caller does not want to give a statement or be contacted.
STRAY ROAM Any animal running loose that has no known owner, excluding cats. Will be closed out after 72 hours if no further calls and no call back number.
STRAY SICK Any call for a sick/injured animal that is life threatening i.e. – vomiting or defecating blood, trouble breathing, unable to move, hit by a car, visible wounds, bleeding profusely, unable to stand. This includes sick or injured community cats.
STRAY TRAP Any call for a dog or cat, excluding a bat, confined in a trap. This includes checking a trap set by LMAS daily.
SURRENDER A call to pick up an owned animal that the owner wants to surrender.
SURRENDER CAT A call to pick up an owned cat that the owner wants to surrender.
SURRENDER DOG A call to pick up an owned dog that the owner wants to surrender.
SURRENDER LITTER PUP A call to pick up an owned litter of puppies that the owner wants to surrender.
TRANSPORT A call for an animal control officer to take an item to a particular location. This includes picking up tags from vets, delivering traps that belong to a citizen, etc.
TRANSPORT ANIMALA call to take an animal to a location. Examples include taking an animal to a vet, taking an animal to the Kentucky Humane Society, etc.
TRANSPORT DISMAS When an animal control officer returns or picks up a member of Dismas to or from the halfway house.
TRANSPORT HEAD TO LAB Specimens to go to the Health Department for rabies testing.
TRANSPORT JEFFERSON Dropping off or picking up an injured/sick animal from Jefferson Animal Hospital.
TRANSPORT NECROPSY When an animal control officer takes a body of animal to the University of Kentucky for a necropsy.
TRANSPORT OTHER A call for an animal control officer to take an item to a particular location. This includes picking up tags from vets, delivering traps that belong to a citizen, etc.
TRANSPORT SNIP A call to take a cat(s) to the SNIP Clinic for surgery, or pick up cat from the SNIP Clinic from surgery
TRANSPORT SNR A call where an animal control officer returns a cat to the field that has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ear tipped as per the ordinance LMO 91.130
TRANSPORT TNR A call where an animal control officer returns a cat to the field that has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ear tipped as per the ordinance LMO 91.130
VET NOTICE A run for an animal control officer to follow up on a violation notice that was issued for vet care where the owner has not shown compliance.
VET NOTICE FOLLOW UP A run for an animal control officer to follow up on a violation notice that was issued for vet care where the owner has not shown compliance.
WILDLIFE Any call for wildlife that does not fit in another category.
WILDLIFE AGGRS Any call for aggressive wildlife (MAS no longer responds to these calls. Callers must now contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife)
WILDLIFE CONF Any call for a bat in a residence or a possible exposure to a bat.
WILDLIFE INJURED Any call for injured wildlife (MAS no longer responds to these calls. Callers must now contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife)
WILDLIFE SICK Any call for sick wildlife (MAS no longer responds to these calls. Callers must now contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife)
WILDLIFE TRAP Any call for a bat in a residence or a possible exposure to a bat.
XTRA SERVE Deliver a notice that an animal is at the shelter.
XTRA SERVE ALLEY CAT Calls to assist Alley Cat Advocates or to educate citizens on Alley Cat Advocates
XTRA SERVE COURT Calls requiring an officer to appear in court to testify or represent MAS. Can also be for an animal control officer to drop of citations, take out criminal complaints or other duties.
XTRA SERVE PDD Any call where an animal control officer delivers potentially dangerous dog paperwork to an owner or verifies that an owner has complied with the potentially dangerous dog requirements.
XTRA SERVE VIOL OTC A call where an animal control officer comes to the shelter to issue a violation notice to a citizen redeeming their pet.
YARD CHECK Any call requiring an officer to inspect a property for a variety of reasons such as court ordered, animal is at MAS

officer- The name of the officer that issued the citation, civil penalty or violation.

violation jurisdiction - Zip code of where the offense took place or where the citation was issued

court - If sent to court this is the date given to the person to attend court, If given a civil penalty this is the date of compliance for the civil penalty

docket - For uniform citations, it is the unique number on the lower right hand side of the citation. For civil penalties, it is the violation no. For Criminal Complaints, it is the last seven numbers of the criminal complaint

appearance date- This is the date the defendant has to comply by.

outcome date - This is the date when the final disposition in made on the citation, civil penalty or violation.

outcome stat

APPEAL Owner is appealing a civil penalty
BENCH WAR Owner has a bench warrant because they did not show up for court
COMPLIED Owner has complied with a violation notice, civil penalty, or citation
COND DISC Court case was conditionally discharged
CONV CITA Owner was issued a citation due to noncompliance with a violation notice.
CONV CRIM A criminal complaint was taken out on an owner for noncompliance.
CONVERT CP A civil penalty was issued to an owner for noncompliance on a violation notice.
DISMISSED Court case, civil penalty or violation notice was dismissed
DWOP Court case was dismissed without prejudice.
EXPUNGED Court case was expunged.
GUILTY Owner plead or was found guilty in a criminal case.
GUILTY KRS Owner plead or was found guilty of a charge involving a KRS violation in a criminal case.
GUILTY PDD Owner plead or was found guilty of a dangerous dog/potentially dangerous dog violation in a criminal case.
GUILTYOTCA Owner plead or was found guilty to Owner to Control Animals in a dangerous dog/potentially dangerous dog criminal case.
HAND ADMIN Owner did not comply with a civil penalty.
LETTERMAIL Letter was mailed to an owner due to noncompliance with a civil penalty
NOT GUILTY Owner was found not guilty in a criminal case
PAID Owner paid a fine for a civil penalty or violation notice
RETURN ACO Violation notice was returned to the officer due to noncompliance
SENT ATTOR Violation notice was sent to the county attorney to review for a criminal complaint.
VOID Citation, civil penalty, or violation notice was voided.

receipt - If there was a fine or fee owed, this is the receipt number automatically generated when paid by the offender

offense - The Louisville Metro Ordinance or Kentucky Revised Statutes that was violated
91.002 - Restraint required
91.004- Owner to control animal; Nuisances prohibited
91.007- Interference with enforcement prohibited
91.010- Sanitary disposal of animal feces required
91.020- Dog, cat, and ferret licenses
91.023- Other required licenses and permits
91.025 - Vaccinations; fixation of tags
91.040- Number of dogs on residentially used property
91.070- Impoundment authorized; euthanasia of unclaimed animals
91.071- Reclaiming impounded animal
91.072- Quarantine of animals
91.090- Provision of necessities
91.091 - Restraint by leash, chain, or collar; specifications
91.092 - Abandonment
91.102 - Confinement in a motor vehicle
91.128 - Sale of animals from animal shelter
91.150- Dangerous dogs and potentially dangerous dogs
91.152 - Requirements for ownership of a dangerous dog or a potentially dangerous dog
258.225 - Peace Officers and animal control officers required to perform duties- Interference prohibited
525.130- Cruelty to animals- 2nd degree
CITATION - Generic category given to indicate a citation was issued to a specific animal
LMO 91.002 - Restraint required
LMO 91.020 - Dog, cat, and ferret licenses
LMO 91.071- Reclaiming impounded animal

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