ORD-3207 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 5-546 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO HOMING OR RACING PIGEONS SECTION AMENDED: § 5-546 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: That Section 5-546 of the City Code is hereby amended and reordained to read as follows: Chapter 5 - ANIMALS AND FOWL .... ARTICLE V. - ANIMAL WELFARE .... DIVISION 3. - PROHIBITED ACTS .... Sec. 5-546. - Homing or racing pigeons. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 5-545, it shall be unlawful for any member of a recognized national pigeon association, which supplies pigeons to the armed forces of the United States in times of emergency, to may house or keep in any district, and allow to fly for exercise within the corporate limits, homing or racing pigeons which are suitable and the type used as messengers in time of war and civil defense and which are banded with numbered leg bands showing the same to be registered with such associations, provided, such pigeons are not kept so as to constitute a nuisance or create a hazard to public health. Adopted by the City Council of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, this 25th day of October, 2011.