§ 90.22  REDEMPTION OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS.
   (A) Any animal impounded under the provisions of this subchapter and not reclaimed by its owner within seven (7) working days may be humanely destroyed by the Boyd County Animal Shelter or placed in the custody of some person deemed to be a responsible and suitable owner who will agree to comply with the provisions of this subchapter and such other regulations as shall be fixed by the city.
   (B)   Any animal impounded hereunder may be reclaimed as herein provided upon payment by the owner to the Boyd County Animal Shelter of the sums due for confinement of such animal based upon a fee schedule established by the Boyd County Animal Shelter.
   (C)   Any animal otherwise impounded hereunder may be reclaimed as herein provided upon payment by the owner to the city or the Boyd County Animal Shelter for any sums expended for confinement of such animal.  Any responsible person obtaining the release of any animal requiring an animal license and/or vaccination under other provisions of this section shall obtain such license and/or vaccination for such animal with five (5) days or be considered in violation of this section and will be cited to court to answer charges of violation of this section pursuant to KRS 534.040.
   (D)   In the event the city finds an animal to be suffering, it shall have the right forthwith to remove or cause to have removed, any such animals to a safe place for care at the owner's expense or to euthanize them when necessary to prevent further suffering.
   (E)   Disposal of an animal by any method specified herein does not relieve the owner of liability and any accrued charges.
(Ord. 105-2000, passed 8-17-00)