(A)   When an animal without identification is injured and the owner cannot be found or is unknown, it is the duty of the law enforcement officials to determine if the animal for humane reasons and due to the extent of the injury and suffering should be destroyed and put to death. The law enforcement officials may, but is not obligated to, use the services of a licensed veterinarian to determine the extent of the injuries. If the animal is destroyed, neither the city, nor its agents, shall be liable for its humane act.
   (B)   When an animal with identification, including a dog license, is injured, the law enforcement officials shall immediately notify the licensed owner who shall immediately pick up the animal. In the event the owners are not able to be immediately located or the animal is not immediately picked up, the law enforcement officials shall deliver the animal to a licensed veterinarian. All expenses of the city and the veterinarian fees and charges shall be paid by the owner.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful for any person to interfere with, hinder or molest any law enforcement officer or agent of the city in the performance of any duties provided for under the terms of this section.
(Prior Code, § 10.11)  Penalty, see § 10.99