For the protection of persons or property, the Chief of Police, or the Animal Control Officer, and the members of the Police Department may kill any animal within the city that is dangerous or vicious by nature or action and poses an immediate threat. The animals shall, if reasonably possible, be killed by means other than shooting the animal in the brain so as to preserve the brain for laboratory determination of whether the animal had contracted rabies. Any animal shall be preserved as necessary for rabies determination.
(1980 Code, § 22.105)  (Ord. 9361, passed 11-26-2018)