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The police department is hereby authorized, empowered and ordered to exercise all powers and duties necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
A. Impoundment: The police department may impound or may cause to be impounded any dog or cat if the dog or cat is not restrained as required by this chapter.
B. Notice And Issuance Of Warrants: Whenever a police officer or another authorized employee of the village finds a dog(s) running at large or any other violation of this chapter, the police officer or other duly authorized person may complete and serve to one or more of the owners of the dog(s) a citation or complaint. The citation or complaint may contain a notice for the defendant to appear at a hearing or appear in court at a specific time and date to respond to the charges contained therein. If the defendant does not appear in court as specified, a warrant may be issued for the defendant's arrest to have the defendant brought before the court to respond to the charges in the citation or complaint. (Ord. 2008-37, 11-3-2008)