A.   The City shall provide and maintain an animal shelter in a suitable location within or near the City for the impoundment of animals as provided in this chapter.
   B.   The City may provide by contract with any public agency, private society or association which is interested in the humane care and treatment of animals, for the establishment, maintenance and operation of an animal shelter and for the enforcement of the provisions of this article through article 10 of this chapter. (1968 Code §11-123; Ord. 74-114; 1980 Code; Ord. 91-32; Ord. 01-42; Ord. 03-31)