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No vicious animal shall be allowed upon any street, avenue, highway, alley, sidewalk, parkway, park or other public place in the city, whether or not said animal is under control by means of a leash, chain or other means, provided however, this section shall not apply to any cat or dog when confined within a vehicle. If a person or animal is found to be in violation of this section, the animal shall be impounded as a public nuisance. If impoundment of such animal cannot be made with safety, the animal may be destroyed without notice to the owner of said animal. Any dog or cat which has, on 2 separate occasions, engaged in vicious behavior where police incident reports were made and the dog was at large at the time the incidents occurred and said attack would be considered unprovoked, shall be removed from the city within 24 hours following the notification to the owner. If notification to the owner is not possible following reasonably diligent efforts, said dog shall be impounded and destroyed in a humane manner.
(Ord. 599, passed 9-6-2005) Penalty, see § 91.999