(a) If, within any 12-month period, a person commits two or more violations of this chapter involving a dog or cat, the director may revoke the existing registrations on all dogs and cats owned by that person and deny all applications for registration of any dog or cat by that person.
(b) If the director revokes or denies the registration of a dog or cat, a written notice of the action and of the right to an appeal must be given to the owner of the dog or cat by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested. The owner may appeal the decision of the director to the permit and license appeal board in accordance with Section 2-96 of this code. The filing of a request for an appeal hearing stays an action of the director in revoking or denying registration until the permit and license appeal board makes a final decision.
(c) Within 15 calendar days after receipt of a notice of revocation or denial of registration, or after a final decision of the permit and license appeal board if an appeal is filed, the owner shall remove and relocate all dogs and cats from his premises or surrender and forfeit ownership of them to the director. The director or the permit and license appeal board may extend the 15-calendar-day removal and relocation period up to an additional 15 calendar days if it is determined that all dogs and cats of the owner cannot reasonably be removed and relocated from the premises within the initial period and no immediate threat to the public health exists. The owner shall demonstrate to the director proof of removal and relocation by furnishing the director with the address to which each dog or cat was relocated and by:
(1) allowing the director to inspect the premises of the owner to determine that all dogs and cats have been removed from those premises; or
(2) providing the director with a written, sworn affidavit stating that all dogs and cats have been removed from the premises.
(d) A person who has had the registration of a dog or cat revoked or denied under this section may not apply for registration of any dog or cat until 12 consecutive months have elapsed after the date of registration revocation or denial without the person committing any violation of this chapter involving a dog or cat.
(e) A person commits an offense if he:
(1) owns any dog or cat within the city during a period when he is prohibited under Subsection (d) from applying for registration of a dog or cat; or
(2) fails to remove all dogs and cats from his premises when required by this section. (Ord. 26024)