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(A) Any animal impounded in a county, city or town pound shall be given proper and humane care and maintenance.
(B) Any dog or cat destroyed while impounded in a county, city or town pound shall be destroyed only by the use of sodium pentobarbital or a derivative of sodium pentobarbital.
(C) If an animal is destroyed by means specified in divisions (B)(1) or (B)(3) above, it shall be done by a licensed veterinarian or in accordance with procedures established by the state’s Veterinarian pursuant to A.R.S. § 24-153.
(D) The governing body of any county, city or town which operates a pound shall establish procedures for the humane destruction of impounded animals by the methods described in divisions (B) and (C) above.
(Prior Code, § 6-2-17)