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(A) Euthanization. Newberry County Animal Care and Control is authorized to humanely euthanize a stray animal before the end of the 5-day holding period if health conditions exist which cause the animal to needlessly suffer. The same applies if the temperament of the animal makes it unsafe to house because of the hazard posed to employees and visitors at Newberry County Animal Care and Control.
(B) Adoption. If the animal is generally healthy and has a good disposition, at the end of the 5-day holding period it may be deemed to be abandoned and may be placed for adoption into a new home, provided, however, the rightful owner, if he or she can prove ownership, may redeem the animal at any time before an adoption is final. If not adopted in a reasonable time, the animal may be humanely euthanized.
(C) Picture of animal for adoption. Pictures of the animals available for adoption may be posted on the Internet on the web site of Newberry County Animal Care and Control, provided a disclaimer is prominently displayed advising the public that adoptions are not sales of the animals and requiring that any adopting party must submit a signed adoption application, which is subject to approval, and agree to be bound by the terms of the adoption agreement as promulgated by Newberry County Animal Care and Control.
(Ord. 10-32-05, passed 10-5-2005)