Any emergency incident relating to dogs attacking persons or livestock, and where such incident is not reported within twenty four (24) hours constitutes a civil dispute. Neither the city nor its employees shall become involved in disputes arising between persons because of damages caused by animals. Should any dispute arise from a violation of this chapter, and if the animal control officer responds, the limit of the city's responsibility is to provide testimony by order of a subpoena as to what was personally observed and make public records available. Any settlement or claims for damages are strictly a civil matter and must be pursued by the damaged party. (Ord. 99-09, 9-1-1999)