A.   Unlawful To Own And Possess: It shall be unlawful for any person to own and possess a vicious dog within the city, except as stated in subsection C of this section. Whenever a prosecution for this offense is commenced under this section, the dog so involved may not be redeemed, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, while awaiting final decision of the court as to the disposition to be made of such dog. (1979 Code § 13-250; amd. Ord. 2009-2, 10-22-2009)
   B.   Disposition After Conviction Of Offense: Upon the trial of any offense under this section, the court may, upon conviction and in addition to the usual judgment of conviction, order the animal control officer or other authorized personnel of the city to put the dog to death or may order such other disposition of the dog as will protect the inhabitants of the city. (1979 Code § 13-250)
   C.   Vicious Animals: Any vicious animal, as determined vicious by the animal control officer, shall be confined by the owner within a building or secure enclosure measuring not less than six feet by eight feet (6' x 8') with a solid floor and roof, within forty eight (48) hours of being deemed a vicious animal. Such animal shall be securely muzzled or caged whenever off the premises of its owner. (Ord. 2009-2, 10-22-2009)