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(A) Impoundment of animals running at large.
(1) It shall be the duty of the Animal Control Officer or his or her duly authorized representative to apprehend any animal found running at large contrary to the provisions of this chapter and impound such animal in the city animal shelter.
(2) The owner of an impounded animal shall be notified to appear within seven days from the date of notice to the owner, to redeem the animal by payment of the required fees. DAYS are defined as days the animal shelter is open. All provisions of this section may be included in the contract with a veterinarian for operation of a dog pound.
(3) Any animal not claimed within the times provided may be either destroyed or sold.
(4) The impoundment of an animal under this section shall not relieve the owner thereof from prosecution for permitting such animal to run at large in violation of § 90.27 of this chapter.
(5) In addition to, or in lieu of, apprehending and impounding an animal found at large, the animal control officer, upon determining the owner, may return the animal to the owner and issue a summons requiring the owner to appear in city court for determination of whether or not there has been a violation within the meaning of § 90.27 of this chapter.
(1994 Code, § 10-209)
(B) Impoundment and other fees in connection with animal shelter.
(1) The City Manager is directed to establish fees for the apprehension of any animals running at large, for the impoundment of animals at the city animal shelter, for the redemption of animals impounded under the provisions of this chapter, and for the disposal of animals which are to be adopted by new owners. The City Manager may set different fees for different sizes, sexes and kinds of animals and different fees for registered and unregistered animals. Such fees, in all events, shall be sufficient for the city to recover its costs incurred in the administration of this chapter.
(2) Before any fee authorized by this section shall be levied or amended, it must be published in a local newspaper of general circulation at least five days before it shall become effective.
(1994 Code, § 10-210)
(Ord. 409, passed 2-24-1986; Ord. 494, passed 9-2-1993)