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A. Court Order For Destruction: Every animal so vicious and dangerous that it cannot be controlled by reasonable restraints, and every dangerous and vicious animal not effectively controlled by its owner or person having charge, care or control of such animal, so that it shall not injure any person or property, is a hazard to public safety and the animal control officer shall seek a court order for destruction of the animal. If any animal attacks or bites a person or animal two (2) times or more in a twelve (12) month period, such animal may be immediately impounded by the animal control officer without court order and held at owner expense pending court action. Any such animal shall be deemed a vicious animal and the animal control officer shall seek a court order for destruction of the animal. Parties owning such animals shall, if possible, be notified immediately of the animal's location by the animal control officer. This section shall not limit any other section in this chapter.
B. Ownership Unlawful: It shall be unlawful for any person to own a dog that bites a person or domestic animal without provocation, or to own a dog that has a known propensity to attack or bite human beings or domestic animals without provocation. (This shall not prohibit ownership of particular breeds of dogs, but is meant only to apply to individual dogs who have such a propensity.) After a dog bites a person or domestic animal, the animal control officer may impound the dog, which may not be redeemed while awaiting final decision of the court as to the disposition to be made of the dog. (Ord. 99-09, 9-1-1999)