(A)   It is unlawful for any owner of a dog over six months of age to fail to obtain and maintain a current city license therefor; provided, however, that, if the owner is a legally blind person and a dog is specifically trained and used for guide purposes, no license shall be required.
   (B)   Applications for a dog license shall be on a form supplied by the city and shall be accompanied by a certificate from a licensed veterinarian which shall certify the immunization against rabies for at least the period for which the license is applied; provided, however, that, if the immunization certificate expires prior to the expiration of the license period, the license will continue to be effective if the owner files with the city a new certificate covering the remaining period of the license.
   (C)   All licenses shall expire on April 1 of each year. The fee for a license shall be established and may, from time to time, be amended by resolution of the Council. The fees for impounding and maintenance of animals in the animal pound shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the City Council. A copy of the resolution setting forth current fees shall be kept on file in the office of the City Administrator and shall be open to inspection during regular business hours.
   (D)   The owner of any other animal other than a dog may voluntarily license the animal by meeting the same conditions as that required of a dog for licensing and payment of the same fees.
   (E)   All licensed dogs shall wear a collar or other device around the neck of the dog and firmly affix thereto the current tag indicating that the dog is properly licensed. In the event that the tag is lost, a duplicate tag may be obtained from the city upon the payment of a duplicate tag fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Council. Tags or licenses shall not be transferable and no refund shall be made of any license or duplicate tag fee because of leaving the city, death of the animal or other reasons. License fees shall not be pro rated, however, new license applications for dogs recently coming under the jurisdiction of the city shall be given without charge during the period three months prior to the expiration period for all licenses provided the application and fee for the next ensuring license period is paid and made at the same time as the initial application for the new license.
(Prior Code, § 10.11)  (Ord. 88, Third Series, effective 8-2-1990; Ord. 273, Third Series, effective 3-31-2005)  Penalty, see § 10.99