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(A) The poundmaster shall, after impounding any dog or cat, determine whether the dog or cat is diseased or injured. A “diseased or injured dog or cat” is any dog or cat not suspected of rabies which either is injured and apparently in pain or is apparently suffering from a disease.
(B) Every diseased or injured dog or cat shall be isolated at the pound for 72 hours unless, before the expiration of such time, the dog or cat is redeemed or is accepted for treatment.
(C) A diseased or injured dog or cat that does not bear a license tag may be released into the custody of any licensed veterinarian to provide treatment for such dog or cat at no expense to the city.
(D) The city shall not be obligated to provide treatment for such dog or cat nor to procure treatment on behalf of its owner. The city shall not be liable for the cost of treatment or medical care rendered to any dog or cat accepted for treatment.
(E) If the owner of any diseased or injured dog or cat taken up and impounded as provided in this chapter is known, the poundmaster shall, within 72 hours of such taking up, exercise reasonable diligence to give notice of such fact to the owner. Such notice may be given by mail or by leaving written notice at the residence of such owner. If any diseased or injured dog or cat is neither redeemed nor accepted for treatment as provided herein within such 72 hours, the poundmaster shall destroy the dog or cat in a humane manner.
(`64 Code, Sec. 5-58) (Ord. No. 735, 2388)