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A. Impoundment: Whenever a citation has been issued against the owner of an alleged vicious animal, the animal in question shall be immediately impounded and kept at the city shelter at the owner's expense, pending final disposition of the case, provided such animal is not destroyed as provided by section 4-14 of this chapter, or pursuant to any applicable state law or city ordinance.
B. Order For Destruction: The animal control officer shall destroy a vicious animal upon order of the city magistrate. The city magistrate may issue such an order after notice to the victim, the owner of the animal, if any, and a hearing. (Ord. 05-590, 5-23-2005)