(A)   The Animal Control Officer or any police officer shall take up and impound any animal other than cats found running at large in violation of this chapter. If the owner, keeper or harborer of such animal is known or can be readily ascertained the Animal Control officer shall notify him or her by telephone, personal service or certified mail not later than the day following the impoundment.
   (B)   (1)   For impounded animals, the fee schedule as determined by the City Council shall apply.
      (2)   In the event that outside assistance is required, the cost of the contracted assistance shall be in addition to applicable impoundment fees. Fractions of a 24-hour period shall be computed as a full day for the purposes of the daily charges.
   (C)   No animal, impounded within the animal shelter under the provisions of this section shall be released to its owner, keeper or harborer until any permit required by this chapter has been obtained for the animal and until the animal has been vaccinated in accordance with this chapter.
   (D)   All impounded animals not redeemed within three days shall be destroyed in a humane manner.
   (E)   Any impounded animal which has been seriously injured or is seriously ill or is incapable of feeding itself may be submitted to euthanasia immediately to prevent suffering. The animal shelter shall not be responsible for providing veterinary medical care for any sick or injured animal.
   (F)   After making a diligent effort to capture a dog running at large, if the Animal Control Officer or police officer is unable to capture the dog, then he or she is authorized to kill the dog if he or she believes there is any danger to any person.
(2005 Code, § 9-2-13)  (Ord. 890706A, passed - - ; Ord. 101116A, passed 11-16-2010)