6-2-11: IMPOUNDMENT OF DOGS AND CATS:
   (A)   In General: Dogs running at large and fierce or vicious dogs or cats may be impounded by the City police or other persons duly appointed and employed for that purpose either on their own initiative or after the signing of a complaint by a private party.
   (B)   Registry: Any person impounding a dog or cat under this Chapter shall maintain a complete registry of such impoundment, entering therein the breed, color, sex, and rabies tag number, if any, of such cat or dog, and the date, time, and location of such impoundment. (Ord. 21, Series of 1977)
   (C)   Notice: As soon as practicable, the animal enforcement officer shall attempt to give notice via telephone to the owner of any impounded dog or cat. If such telephone contact is unsuccessful, not later than three (3) days after the impoundment the City shall give written notice of such impoundment to the owner by ordinary mail. If the owner of the impounded dog or cat is unknown to the City's humane officers, such owner is hereby notified by this provision that he may contact the Municipal pound for purposes of inquiring as to whether or not his dog or cat has been impounded. (Ord. 18, Series of 1982)
   (D)   Reclaiming: Except as otherwise herein expressly provided, the owner of any dog or cat impounded under this Chapter may reclaim such dog or cat upon payment of all costs and charges for such impounding and maintenance and upon presentation of proof that such cat or dog has been vaccinated as required by this Chapter.
   (E)   Disposition Of Unclaimed Cats And Dogs: Except as otherwise herein expressly provided, any dog or cat that has not been reclaimed by its owner within six (6) days of its impoundment may be destroyed, sold, or otherwise disposed of.
   (F)   Impoundment And Holding Of Biting Dogs Or Cats: Any dog or cat that has bitten a human being may be impounded by the City police or other persons duly appointed and employed for that purpose. Such dog or cat may be kept in impoundment for observation for up to ten (10) consecutive days. Such dog or cat may be reclaimed by its owner at the expiration of such ten (10) day period upon presentation of proof that such cat or dog has been vaccinated as required by this Chapter and upon payment of all costs and charges for impounding and maintenance. Any such dog or cat that is not reclaimed by its owner within twelve (12) days of its impoundment may be destroyed, sold, or otherwise disposed of. (Ord. 21, Series of 1977)