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(A) It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, to order and authorize the destruction of any animal taken into custody of the Animal Control Division, which in the opinion of the Chief of Police is:
(1) By reason of old age, unfit for further use;
(2) Is affected with any dangerous communicable disease;
(3) Is incurably crippled; or
(4) Is adjudged by written report from a licensed veterinarian to be afflicted with any painful or incurable disease or injury.
(B) The Chief of Police shall issue and sign an authorization for the destruction, by a police officer, of any animal afflicted with any dangerous or communicable disease or which is found to be dangerous to the safety of the community.
(Ord. 94-95-12, passed 4-10-95)