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The owner or harborer of a dangerous and/or vicious dog shall, within seven days of possession, comply with divisions (A) and (B) below and all other provisions as indicated herein:
(A) Have the vicious dog tattooed on an inside thigh by an individual licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state. The tattoo shall be a number provided by the Public Safety Director;
(B) Provide the Police Department with:
(1) Documentation from the veterinarian describing the tattoo;
(2) Current color photographs of the dog showing the front face, side head and the whole body of the dog, and any other identifying characteristics such as color markings or scars; and
(3) The name, address and phone number of the owner or harborer.
(C) If the owner or harborer has registered a dangerous or vicious dog he or she will notify, within 24 hours, the Police Department of a change of address and/or phone number;
(D) If the owner or harborer of a dangerous or vicious dog has sold, given away or if control of said dog has in any manner been transferred for more than 48 consecutive hours, he or she shall notify the Police Department within 24 hours of the name and address of the individual harboring the dog; and
(E) The owner or harborer of a vicious dog shall immediately notify the Police Department when the dog is loose or attacked a person.
(2003 Code, § 90.03) (Ord. 3447, passed 1-3-2002) Penalty, see § 90.99