Sec. 10-1-13. - Definitions (L). Livestock means any domesticated poultry, cattle, goats, swine, sheep and equines which are kept in captivity or under the control or ownership of any person for any purpose. Sec. 10-1-143. - Fences. Every owner, keeper, custodian or harborer of livestock shall erect and maintain a fence as described in this section to contain and confine all livestock kept or maintained on his premises. Such fence shall be sufficiently good, strong and substantial as to prevent the ingress and egress of livestock. No wire fence is a good and substantial fence within the meaning of this section unless it has three tightly stretched barbed wires securely fastened to posts of reasonable strength, firmly set into the ground not more than one rod apart, one of which wires shall be at least four feet above the surface of the ground. Any kind of wire or other fence of height, strength and capacity equal to or greater than the wire fence described in this subsection is a good and substantial fence within the meaning of this section. Cattle guards of such width, depth, rail spacing and construction as will effectively turn livestock are also a good and substantial fence. (Ord. No. 90-11, § 4, 3-6-90)
The City of Laguna Niguel contracts with Mission Viejo Animal Shelter for animal control services. The Mission Viejo Animal Shelter can be contacted by calling (949) 470-3045.