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Any police officer or Animal Control Officer may enter upon private property and seize any animal; provided, that the following exist:
(A) There is an identified complainant other than the police officer or Animal Control Officer making a contemporaneous complaint about the animal;
(C) The officer can demonstrate that there has been at least one previous complaint of a barking dog; inhumane treatment of the animal; or that the animal was at large at this address on a prior date;
(D) The officer has made a reasonable attempt to contact the owner of the property and those attempts have either failed or have been ignored;
(E) The seizure will not involve the forced entry into a private residence; and
(F) Written notice of the seizure is left in a conspicuous place if personal contact with the owner of the dog is not possible.
(Prior Code, § 1301.080) (Ord. passed 2-6-2008)