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(A) General. The City Administrator shall be responsible for the administration of the provisions of this chapter. The City Administrator, and the City Administrator’s duly-designated representatives, including, but not limited to, the Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department, shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. Those persons charged with enforcing the provisions of this chapter shall have the authority to seize and impound animals pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and shall have the authority to write and serve municipal infraction citations and enforcement/impoundment fee tickets as provided in this chapter. It shall be the duty of those persons charged with enforcing the provisions of this chapter to impound any animals found in violation of the terms of this chapter, unless the responsible party for the animal can be served a municipal infraction and the officer believes the impoundment is not warranted. References to the City Administrator herein contained shall be deemed to include the City Administrator’s duly-appointed designee.
(2011 Code, § 13.0301)
(B) Contracts with an animal control facility. The city may contract with another governmental entity, nonprofit, or private entity for the prevention of cruelty to animals, for the collection and protection of dogs and cats, for the maintenance of a shelter or pound, for unlicensed or untagged dogs and cats and for lost, strayed or homeless dogs and cats and for the destruction or other disposition of seized dogs and cats not redeemed, as provided by this chapter.
(2011 Code, § 13.0320)
(Ord. 2189, passed 4-10-2012; Ord. 2205, passed 1-28-2013; Ord. 2426, passed 3-20-2023)