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The failure of an owner or keeper of an animal to take any action required by the order of the hearing officer within the applicable time limit specified in the order shall be a misdemeanor or an infraction. The humane destruction of the animal by the owner within such time limit shall be deemed compliance with the order regardless of the abatement action specified in the order. Each day or portion thereof that such noncompliance continues after such time limit shall constitute a separate offense. The poundmaster may seize any animal being maintained in violation of any order of the hearing officer.
(`64 Code, Sec. 5-2.12) (Ord. No. 2239, 2375, 2388, 2639)