Section 5-5 Redemption; microchipping; neutering; payment of fees; disposition of unredeemed animals.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18576 on 07/05/2005, Section 5-5 read as follows.
At any time prior to the disposal of any
animal, fowl or reptile, as herein defined, by the
animal control officer, tThe owner of any animal impounded for running at large that
is not a
dangerous exotic animal or a dangerous or aggressive animal thereof may redeem the such
animal upon proof of ownership satisfactory to the health animal
control officer of ownership
thereof and upon paying a boarding fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each day or part of day the
such animal has been impounded and an impoundment fee of twenty dollars ($20.00)
and every impoundment.
(b) In addition to paying the fees prescribed in subsection
hereof, if the animal is a domestic dog or cat, the owner thereof may
redeem the such animal
only upon further proof satisfactory to the health animal
control officer that the animal same has
been vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian with a vaccine that which will ,
opinion of the health officer, be effective during the full term for which the animal license ,
any, is issued. If
the an owner seeks to redeem an animal required to be vaccinated for
rabies and cannot present
satisfactory proof of such vaccination, and that the animal was vaccinated,
such vaccination, if
any, will be effective during the full term for which the animal license was issued, then the
animal control officer shall not release the animal unless the officer is satisfied that the animal
will be properly vaccinated , prior to releasing such animal, cause the same to be vaccinated
rabies by a licensed veterinarian with the type of vaccine approved by the city health officer, and
the cost of such vaccination shall be paid by the owner.
(c) At the end of five (5) days, except as otherwise
herein provided, if an
impounded for running at large that is not a dangerous exotic animal or a dangerous or aggressive
animal , fowl or reptile has not been redeemed, the animal control officer may is
at liberty to
dispose of the
such animal in any one of the following ways:
(1) Release of the animal to
the local humane society at no charge.
(2) Humane destruction
of the animal in a manner approved by the director of public
city health officer and the board of animal control.
(3) Release of the animal
to any responsible person over seventeen who expresses
expressing a desire for any given animal after payment of the prescribed impoundment
completion of the licensing-vaccination procedure before release.
(4) Release of the animal to
an accredited school, college or university within the state
which has a recognized research program and whose methods of animal care and use are
approved by the director of public health
city health officer and of animal control,
of outstanding fees.
(d) All fees collected by the animal control officer
shall be paid over to the director of
(e) The director of public health may waive all or
a portion of the boarding fee and
impoundment fee if the director determines that the animal is not dangerous or aggressive and
that the owner of the animal is unable to pay the fees.
(Code 1964, § 5.060; Ord. No. 11910, § 1, 6-6-88; Ord. No. 16591, §