The city may establish and maintain a municipal small animal pound or shelter to be conducted and operated by the city.
   (A)   It shall be the duty of the animal control officer appointed by the city to supervise and control such pound or shelter; to cause same to be kept in a sanitary condition and free from offensive odors, and to provide for adequate wholesome food for animals impounded therein, and to provide careful and humane treatment toward such animals, and to isolate known diseased or dangerous animals.
   (B)   The animal control officer shall provide for humane destruction of animals when necessary or as provided by this chapter.
   (C)   (1)   The animal control officer may use reasonable effort in the placement of unclaimed animals to the custody of responsible persons. The new owner must have the animal vaccinated and secure a current license.
      (2)   The city takes no responsibility nor makes any warranties or assumes any liability for the condition of the animal adopted.
   (D)   The city may, in lieu of or in addition to the establishment and maintenance of a municipal small animal pound, contract with any other governmental body, or an incorporated society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals, for service.
(Ord. 2012-02, passed 2-7-2012; Am. Ord. 2022-08, passed 6-28-2022)