§ 91.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Warning notices for pet registration and permits.
      (1)   Persons who fail to have their dogs or cats vaccinated pursuant to § 91.14 may be served with a warning notice requesting immediate compliance. A police officer, code enforcement agent or animal control agency may serve this notice. Only one warning notice may be given per year to an individual who has failed to have a dog or cat vaccinated or properly registered.  All other violations of this chapter are subject to the citations and fines stated herein. 
      (2)   The warning notice shall contain the name and address of the violator, the section violated, nature of the violation, date, time and location of the violation, the name of the officer issuing the warning notice, and the telephone number of the officer to contact for information.
   (B)   Citations and/fines payable through the Ordinance Violations Bureau. Any person served with a warning notice for failure to have a dog or cat vaccinated or registered and who fails to comply within ten days and any person who violates any other provision of this chapter, shall be issued a citation.  Citations shall contain the name and address of the violator, the ordinance section violated, the date, time and nature of the violation, location of the violation, and the name of the person issuing the citation.
   (C)   Fines.
      (1)   Any person who violates any of the sections of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $50 per violation, which shall be payable through the Ordinance Violations Bureau; with the exception of vicious animals, animal attacks and biting animals.
      (2)    Repeat offenders shall be subject a successive doubling of fines.
      (3)   The owner of a biting animal shall be subject to a fine of $100 per violation and be required to furnish evidence of a veterinary examination for that animal demonstrating proper vaccination; and confinement to the satisfaction of the Police Department, code enforce agent or animal control officer.
      (4)   The owner of a vicious animal causing serious injury or death shall be subject to a fine of $1,500 per violation; and the impoundment of the animal until such time an animal control officer is satisfied with the control of animal or its humane euthanization.
      (5)    The Ordinance Violation Bureau shall be responsible for all monies received, fees collected, and all necessary records pertaining animal registration.
(Ord. 04-2005, passed 2-28-05)