Section 5-5 Redemption; microchipping; neutering; payment of fees; disposition of unredeemed animals.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20044 on 09/15/2008, Section 5-5 read as follows.
(a) The owner of any animal impounded for running at
large that is not a dangerous exotic
animal or a dangerous or aggressive animal may redeem the animal upon proof of ownership
satisfactory to the animal control officer and upon paying a boarding fee of
ten dollars ($10.00)
fifteen dollars ($15.00)
for each day or part of day the animal has been impounded and an
impoundment fee of twenty dollars ($20.00)
twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
for each impoundment.
(b) In addition to paying the fees prescribed in subsection
(a), if the animal is a domestic
dog or cat, the owner may redeem
upon proof satisfactory to the
officer that the
has been vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian with a vaccine
will be effective during the full term for which the animal license is issued. If
cannot present satisfactory proof that
the animal was vaccinated,
the animal control officer shall
not release the animal unless the
officer is satisfied that the animal will be properly vaccinated
(c) At the end of five (5) days, except as otherwise
herein provided, if an animal
for running at large that is not a dangerous exotic animal or a dangerous or aggressive animal
not been redeemed, the animal control officer
animal in any one of the
(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
(3) Release of the animal
to any responsible person
over seventeen who expresses
desire for any given animal after payment of the prescribed impoundment fees and 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
, upon payment 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
impoundment fee if the director determines that the animal is not vicious 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, §
1, 9-18-00; Ord. No. 18576,
§ 1, 7-5-05)