7-12-120  Fees.
   The Department shall charge and collect the following fees and shall attach such additional requirements as are stated for release of animals from the animal control center:
   (a)   Redemption fee per animal.....$65.00
   (b)   Housing fee per animal, per day.....$8.00
   (c)   Adoption fee for:
      (1)   Dogs and cats.....$65.00
         Or higher bid price if auctioned
      (2)   All other animals.....$5.00 – $30.00
         Or higher bid price if auctioned
   (d)   Euthanasia fee - owner's request.....$10.00
   In addition to the redemption and housing fees, all mandatory licensing fees shall be paid at the time of the redemption of the animal.
   The Department shall promulgate regulations establishing the adoption fees for animals, other than dogs and cats, pursuant to the requirements of subsection (c)(2) of this section.
   The owner of an animal impounded four or more times in a 12-month period shall not be entitled to obtain return of the animal until a hearing is held by the City and the hearing officer concludes that the owner can exercise responsible ownership and control of the animal. If the owner requests a hearing, the Department of Administrative Hearings shall appoint an administrative law officer who shall hold a hearing, at which all interested parties may present testimony and any other relevant evidence, within 15 days of the request. The hearing shall be taped or recorded by other appropriate means. If the administrative law officer concludes that the owner is entitled to return of the animal, the animal shall be returned to the owner upon payment of all applicable fees. If the administrative law officer concludes that the owner is not entitled to return of the animal, the animal shall become the property of the Department.
(Prior code § 98-7.1; Amend Coun. J. 11-30-88, p. 19542; Amend Coun. J. 11-10-94, p. 59125; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 4.1; Amend Coun. J. 7-26-06, p. 81855, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. I, § 16)