§ 91.31  NOTICE OF IMPOUNDMENT TO OWNER OR KEEPER.
   (A)   When any dog or cat displaying an inoculation tag is impounded by the Department subject to this chapter or state law, a community service officer shall search city records or contact the veterinarian who issued the inoculation tag to determine the identity of the dog's or cat's owner or keeper, and shall immediately provide the apparent owner, if any, with written notice of the impoundment. Said notice may be provided by posting of the notice at the owner's property.
   (B)   When any dog or cat not displaying an inoculation tag or any other animal is impounded by the Department subject to this chapter or state law, a community service officer shall make a reasonable attempt to discover the identity of the animal's owner or keeper, and if such an identity is discovered, the community service officer shall immediately provide such person with written notice of the impoundment. Said notice may be provided by posting of the notice at the owner's property.
   (C)   The owner of an impounded dog shall have five days from the time of impoundment in which to claim the dog. Failure by the owner to obtain release of the impounded animal within this time period shall be deemed an act of disclaiming and the animal will be destroyed or retained for an additional five days, at the discretion of the pound operator, for adoption, or otherwise disposed of by a veterinarian.
   (D)   The owner of an impounded cat or any animal other than a dog shall have five days from the time of impoundment in which to claim the animal. Failure by the owner to obtain release of the impounded animal within this time period shall be deemed an act of disclaiming and the animal will be destroyed or retained for an additional five days, at the discretion of the pound operator, for adoption, or otherwise disposed of by a veterinarian.
(Ord. 3584, passed 8-11-08)