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(a) The Police Department or the Dog Warden may impound every animal or dog found in violation of Section 618.01. If such dog is found not wearing a valid dog license tag, the dog shall forthwith be turned over to an officer charged by law with the custody and disposal of such dog. If such dog is wearing a valid dog license tag, or if the identity of the owner or custodian is otherwise established, notice shall immediately be given to the licensee, owner or custodian that the dog has been impounded. Such notice may be by telephone or by ordinary mail to the last known address of such licensee, owner or custodian. The dog or animal shall not be released except upon the payment of an impounding fee as set forth in Chapter 214 of the Administration Code, plus an expense fee as set forth in Chapter 214 of the Administration Code for keeping the impounded animal. Any dog or animal remaining unclaimed six days after the mailing of written notice, or of actual notice thereof, shall be sold or otherwise disposed of as provided by law. (Adopting Ordinance)
(b) A record of all dogs or animals impounded, the disposition of the same, the owner's name and address, where known, and a statement of any costs or receipts against such dog or animal, shall be kept and furnished monthly to the Mayor and the Finance Director.
(Ord. 1980-180. Passed 11-19-80.)