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(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an animal which cannot be seized by reasonable means and has been deemed vicious, stray, or a public nuisance, may be humanely destroyed at the discretion of the Animal Control Department.
(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any animal seized or impounded which is badly wounded, diseased (not a rabies suspect), or unweaned, and is not displaying any identification, and cannot be identified after reasonable inquiry, shall be destroyed immediately in a humane manner. If the animal has identification, the Department shall attempt to notify the owner or keeper of the situation. If the owner cannot be readily reached, the department, in consultation with the veterinarian will use its discretion whether or not the suffering animal should be destroyed in a humane manner.
(Ord. passed 9-20-95) Penalty, see § 90.99
(C) At the end of the minimum time period indicated herein, unclaimed animals shall be deemed abandoned and shall be disposed of in a humane manner.
(Amend. Ord. passed 6-15-98) Penalty, see § 90.99