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8.05.010. Impoundment authorized

            (1)        The Animal Control Department shall place all animals which are taken into custody in a designated animal impound facility.

            (2)        The following animals may be taken into custody and impounded as deemed necessary:

                        (a)        Any animal being kept or maintained contrary to the provisions of this ordinance;

                        (b)        Any animal running at large, with any reasonable means used to immobilize or capture such animal;

                        (c)        Any animal which is by this ordinance required to be licensed and is not licensed; an animal not wearing a tag shall be presumed to be unlicensed for the purposes of this Section;

                        (d)        Sick or injured animals whose owner cannot be immediately located or whose owner requests impoundment and agrees to pay a reasonable fee for the services rendered;

                        (e)        Any abandoned or neglected animal whose safety may be threatened should the animal not be readily placed into protective custody;

                        (f)        Animals which are not vaccinated for rabies in accordance with the requirements of this ordinance;

                        (g)        Any animal needing to be held for quarantine;

                        (h)        Any potentially dangerous or dangerous animal not properly confined as required by Sections 8.04.050 and 8.04.060 of this ordinance; or

                        (i)         Any animal in the custody of any person or persons who are arrested or otherwise detained by any police officer, in the event another responsible party cannot be located by the owner.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 98-12, Enacted, 2/5/1998

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