If an animal is found on the premises of a person required to register under § 90.81, an animal services officer or peace officer may remove said animal and take it to the animal shelter to be held for a period of ten days. If the animal is not reclaimed within such time by an owner who is not required to register under § 90.81, the owner shall be deemed divested of ownership of the animal, the animal shall become the property of the city, and the animal shall be placed for adoption in a suitable home, given to non-profit animal welfare organization, or humanely destroyed. The person from whom the animal was seized is liable to the city for the costs incurred in housing and caring for the animal during its impoundment, and in humanely destroying the animal if the animal is destroyed.
(Ord. 2019-10, passed 4-23-19)