(a) If a previously determined aggressive dog commits an act described in Section 7-5.12 of this article, the director may seize and impound the aggressive dog at the owner's expense pending a hearing before the municipal court in accordance with this section.
(b) Upon receipt of a sworn, written complaint by any person, including the director, of an incident described in Section 7-5.12 of this article, the municipal court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether an aggressive dog committed an act described in Section 7-5.12 of this article. The hearing must be conducted within 30 days after receipt of the complaint, but if the dog is already impounded, not later than 10 days after the date on which the dog was seized or delivered. The municipal court shall provide, by mail, written notice of the date, time, and location of the hearing to the owner of the aggressive dog and the complainant. Any interested party may present evidence at the hearing.
(c) At the conclusion of the investigation, the director shall:
(1) find that the aggressive dog did not commit an act described in Section 7-5.12 of this article, and, if the dog is impounded, order the director to waive any impoundment fees incurred and release the dog to its owner;
(2) find that the aggressive dog did commit an act described in Section 7-5.12 of this article, and order the director to seize and impound the dog, if the dog is not already impounded, and the aggressive dog will become the sole property of the city and is subject to disposition as the director deems appropriate.
(d) The owner of an aggressive dog is responsible for all costs of seizure, acceptance, and impoundment, and all costs must be paid before the dog will be released to the owner. (Ord. 30901)