(A)   No person shall possess, shelter, harbor, buy, sell, or trade a dangerous wild animal or a dangerous exotic animal except as provided in division (B) below.
   (B)   Properly licensed and permitted zoological parks, zoos, circuses, educational, and medical institutions shall be exempt from this section.
   (C)   An animal(s) found in violation of this section may be immediately seized by the Department.
      (1)   The seized animal(s) will be held in protective custody for seven calendar days to allow the owner or harborer to properly relocate the animal(s) outside the city. Failure to relocate the animal(s) within such time period will result in the animal(s) becoming the property of the Department which may disposition the Animal(s) at that time. The owner or harborer shall provide the Department information which will establish the site of the animal(s) relocation.
   (D)   Costs. The owner or harborer of any animals impounded and euthanized or relocated under this section shall be responsible for payment of all related expenses incurred by the Department. Payment is required prior to release or relocation of the animal(s).
(Ord. G-23-18, passed 9-25-18)