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(a) A law enforcement officer or county dog warden may impound every dog found in violation of Section 505.01, or shall impound such animals otherwise in accordance with this section.
(b) If the impounded dog is not wearing a valid registration tag and the identity of the owner, keeper, or harborer is not otherwise established, notice shall be posted in the pound or animal shelter both describing the dog and place where seized and advising the unknown owner, keeper, or harborer that unless the dog is redeemed within three (3) days, it may be sold or otherwise disposed of according to law. If the dog is wearing a valid registration tag or the identity of the owner, keeper, or harborer is otherwise established, notice shall be given to the owner, keeper, or harborer that the dog has been impounded and unless redeemed within fourteen (14) days of the date of the notice, it may be sold or otherwise disposed of according to law. Notice may be by telephone or by residence service to the last known address of such owner or harborer. The dog shall not be released except upon the payment of charges established by Council.
(c) In the event an animal is removed from a residence by the Village because its owner is incarcerated, evicted, deceased, not found or otherwise unable to care for the animal on a daily basis, the animal may be impounded by an officer charged by law with the custody and disposal of such animals for a period of at least 72 hours, in which period the owner may claim the animal. The animal shall not be released except upon the payment of charges established by Council. The Village shall leave notice at the residence of the impounding of the animal and may make other reasonable attempts to provide such notice. If the owner or the owner's designee fails to claim the animal within the 72-hour period, the animal will be considered abandoned and the Village may sell or otherwise dispose of the animal in a humane manner as determined by an officer charged by law with the custody and disposal of such animal.
(d) A record of all dogs impounded, the disposition of the same, the owner's name and address, if known, and a statement of any costs or receipts involving such dog shall be kept. (Ord. 2018-28. Passed 7-11-18.)