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It shall be unlawful for any person to have a right of property in, keep, harbor, care for, act as custodian of, or maintain in his or her possession any vicious animal within the municipality, except, within an escape-proof enclosure as defined in this chapter. The Administrator or animal control warden may, after examination of an animal, declare in a written notice to the owner or custodian of the animal that the animal is a vicious animal and must be kept in an escape-proof enclosure as defined in this chapter. No vicious animal may be transported to or from the enclosure except with muzzle and leash and collar or harness restraint. Any vicious animal found outside an enclosure without the above restraining devices shall be impounded or, if necessary, terminated, and any expense incurred in the impoundment or termination, as well as any fines levied, shall be the responsibility of the owner or custodian of the animal.
(1986 Code, § 6.20.060) (Ord. 1514, passed - -1999) Penalty, see § 90.999
Vicious animal defined, see § 90.002