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505.14 IMPOUNDING AND DISPOSITION; RECORDS.
(a) The officer impounding a dog under the provisions of Chapter 505 shall forthwith give notice to the owner of such dog, if the owner is known, that such dog has been impounded and will be sold or destroyed according to law if not redeemed within three days. If the owner of such dog is unknown to the officer he shall post a notice in the City Building and, with the consent of the County Commissioners, in the County Court House which notice shall describe the dog and the place where the dog was seized and shall advise the known owner that the dog will be sold or destroyed according to law if not redeemed within three days. Redemption and costs shall be in accordance with Ohio R.C. 955.17 and 955.18, and the sale or destruction of an impounded dog shall be in accordance with Ohio R.C. 955.16.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to dogs trained to assist blind, deaf or mobility impaired persons, hunting, field and trail dogs, and dogs engaged in show competition or obedience training.
(c) The Mayor, or his designated agent, may enter into a contract with the Board of County Commissioners, Richland County, Ohio, under the provisions of Ohio R.C. 307.15 et seq. whereby the Board is authorized and undertakes on behalf of the City, to exercise, perform and render one or more of the powers, functions and services provided, established and determined by the provisions of this chapter. Such contract shall be subject to the approval of Council.