6.05.180 Hearing following impoundment.
   A.   Hearing date. Except as otherwise provided, the owner of any animal impounded pursuant to this chapter is entitled to a hearing conducted by the Chief of Police within ten (10) days of receipt of a request for hearing.
   B.   Continuance. A hearing may be continued if the Chief of Police deems it necessary and proper or if the owner or the Animal Control Officer shows good cause.
   C.   Evidence. The owner of the animal and the Animal Control Officer may present relevant evidence and call and cross examine witnesses, but the strict rules of evidence shall not be applicable.
   D.   Decision. The Chief of Police or his designated representative shall render a brief written decision within ten (10) days of the conclusion of the hearing. Said decision shall be final and may:
      1.   Order that the animal will be destroyed, if the animal has bitten or injured a person or domestic animal;
      2.   Declare the animal to be a dangerous animal as defined in Section 6.05.030, or
      3.   Require the owner or possessor, before the animal is released to his or her custody, to obtain a dangerous animal permit pursuant to this chapter.
(Ord. 552, 1989).