An owner of an impounded animal or his agent may redeem the animal, prior to its sale or destruction as provided for herein, by paying the required fees against the animal and meeting any other requirements which may be prescribed in this chapter. If a dog or cat has been licensed but is not wearing the tag, the person in charge of the pound shall require adequate evidence of the proper licensing of the dog or cat before releasing it. (Prior Code, Sec. 3-26)