(a)    Any animal found running at large shall be impounded.
   (b)    If the owner of an impounded animal is unknown or cannot with reasonable diligence be ascertained, such animal shall be turned over to a suitable pound for safekeeping as may be designated by the Director of Public Safety. Such animal shall be kept, housed and fed for three days for the purpose of redemption, unless immediate humane destruction of such animal is necessary because of disease or injury.
   (c)    Any animal impounded may be redeemed by its owner at any time prior to the expiration of three days from the time it was impounded, upon payment to the place of confinement all costs assessed against such animal and upon providing any such dog with a valid registration tag if not a registered dog and submitting satisfactory evidence of a rabies inoculation.
   (d)    No person shall obstruct, hinder or interfere with the lawful performance of the procedures contained in Section 505.03 .
   (e)    Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 130-1980.  Passed 9-8-80.)