If any animal bites or attacks a person or animal two (2) times or more in a twelve (12) month period, such animal may be immediately impounded by the department of animal control without court order and held at owner expense pending court action. Any such animal shall be deemed a vicious animal, and the director of animal control may seek a court order as provided in subsection 5-1-8G of this chapter for destruction of the animal. Parties owning such animal shall, if possible, be notified immediately of the animal's location by the animal control department. (1999 R.O. § 25-4-9)