Section 5-84 Same--Impoundment of unconfined livestock; costs.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21015 on 07/05/2011, Section 5-84 read as follows.
(a) Generally. Any livestock found upon property not owned or controlled
by the livestock
owner and not under the control of some competent person may be captured and impounded by
the animal control officer, or any person designated by him. The owner of impounded livestock
shall be liable for all reasonable charges for capturing and impounding such livestock, including
all charges incidental thereto.
(b) Sale of unclaimed, unpaid-for livestock. In the event that impounded
livestock is not
claimed or charges associated with the impoundment of livestock are not paid within fifteen (15)
days, the director
of health services may direct that the livestock be sold at public
shall occur no sooner than ten (10) days after notice of the time, date and place of sale, and a
description of the livestock and location of capture has been posted in at least five (5) public
places in the city. In case no bidders appear at such sale, the director of health services
the livestock at private sale, securing the best possible price. From the proceeds of any sale held
hereunder, the director shall first deduct his
charges or expenses and pay his
charges or expenses, and pay the balance into the city treasury, and such sums shall
become a part of the general revenue fund. If at any time prior to the sale, the owner of such
livestock shall exhibit satisfactory proof of his ownership, he
shall be entitled to redeem the livestock upon the payment of all fees and expenses. If,
within six (6) months after the sale of the livestock, as above provided, the owner of any such
livestock so sold shall exhibit to the council satisfactory proof of his ownership,
coming into the city treasury from such sale, after deduction of all charges and expenses, shall be
refunded to him
. Should the proceeds of the sale be inadequate to meet the city
expenses, the owner shall be billed for the unpaid balance.
(Code 1964, § 5.108)