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A. Any person who knowingly causes an animal to be injured or killed shall immediately attempt to notify the owner of such animal of such injury or death. If the owner cannot be located, the person shall immediately notify the county animal control department, or any police officer of the incident.
B. If a county animal control officer, or a police officer locates an injured animal, such officer shall attempt to locate the owner of such animal. If the owner of an injured animal cannot be located, such officer will make reasonable efforts to deliver the injured animal to a licensed veterinarian for veterinary care including humane dispatch if appropriate. The owner is responsible for paying for veterinary services provided to the animal and shall pay for such services before the animal is released. In the event that the owner refuses to claim the animal or if the animal dies before claimed by the owner, the owner shall still be responsible for said veterinary services.
C. The county animal control officer or any police officer locating a mortally wounded animal may humanely destroy the animal if the owner cannot be located. (Ord. 91-03-11)