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The driver of any vehicle which collides with or strikes any domesticated animal shall stop such vehicle immediately at the scene of such accident, or as close as possible without interfering with traffic, render reasonable assistance to the animal and, then and there, either locate and notify the owner of the animal, or report the accident and the injury to the Animal Services Division or the Police Department. An injured animal may be delivered to its owner, a veterinarian, animal services personnel, or an animal shelter. If no owner of the animal can be located, the animal shall be humanely destroyed by animal services personnel or by a police officer. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any emergency vehicle or to a driver taking an ill or injured person to medical care, nor shall it require assistance to an animal if providing such assistance would place any person in danger from the animal or traffic.
(Ord. 92-08, passed 4-23-92; Am. Ord. 2014-30, passed 11-18-14) Penalty, see § 10.99