7-12-051  Dangerous animals – Violations.
   (a)   Any owner who fails to comply with any of the requirements of Section 7-12-050, Section 7-12-052, or any additional orders of the Executive Director as authorized by those sections shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00, plus impoundment of the animal. If the owner fails to make the animal available for impoundment or fails to come into compliance with the requirements or orders within 7 days after the impoundment of the animal, the owner shall be incarcerated for a term not to exceed six months and the animal shall become the property of the Department. In addition to the penalties set forth above, the Executive Director may order an owner who violates Section 7-12-050 to attend with the animal a course of animal obedience training approved by the Executive Director.
   (b)   Any animal which has been declared a dangerous animal and which (1) is seen outside and not confined within the enclosure required by Section 7-12-050(c)(1), and not muzzled and under control as required by Section 7-12-050(c)(2), or (2) thereafter attacks or injures a person or domestic animal, shall be impounded by an animal control officer or a police officer, at the owner's expense, and the Executive Director may order the owner to comply with any of the alternatives set forth in Section 7-12-050(c), including the euthanasia of the animal. If the owner fails to make the animal available for impoundment or fails to come into compliance with the requirements or orders within 7 days after the impoundment of the animal, the owner shall be incarcerated for a term not to exceed six months and the animal shall become the property of the Department. The owner shall be entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing in the same manner as provided in Section 7-12-050(d) and (e) above.
(Added Coun. J. 10-2-95, p. 8604; Amend Coun. J. 3-14-07, p. 99838, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. I, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61755, Art. XII, § 3)