The Police Department shall impound every animal or dog found in violation of Section 618.01. If such dog is found not wearing a valid dog license tag, the Police Department shall turn it over forthwith to an officer charged by law with the custody and disposal of such dogs. If such dog is wearing a valid dog license tag or the identity of the owner or custodian is otherwise established, the Police Department shall immediately give notice to the licensee, owner or custodian that the dog has been impounded. Such notice may be by telephone or by ordinary mail to the last known address of such licensee, owner or custodian. The dog shall not be released except upon the payment of reasonable expenses for its taking and keeping. Any dog remaining unclaimed within ten days of the mailing of written notice or of actual notice thereof, shall be sold or otherwise disposed of as provided by law.
(Ord. 03-41. Passed 4-15-03.)