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Animal Impound

  • It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police or other officer authorized by the Mayor and Council to cause to be captured and impounded in the city pound or some other appropriate place all domestic animals found running at large within the city.
  • Upon the capture and impounding of any domestic animal, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to notify the owner thereof, if the owner can be ascertained, which notice shall advise of the fact of the capture and the date of impounding and the amount of license tax due and penalty due thereon; and that, in case the tax and penalty are not paid within five days after service of the notice; the domestic animal impounded shall be disposed of as provided in this chapter.
  • In case the owner cann1ot be ascertained, a notice containing a description of the domestic animal taken, the date of impounding and the amount of license tax and penalty due thereon shall be posted in the office of the City Clerk, which notice shall advise all whom it may concern that in case the tax due upon the animal and the penalty due are not paid within five days from the date of posting of the notice, the domestic animal will be disposed of as provided in this chapter.
  • In case payment is made of the license, tax and penalty, the owner of the domestic animal taken and impounded under this chapter, shall be entitled to delivery of the domestic animal.
  • In case it is shown that a license tax for the current year has, in fact, been paid upon any domestic animal, though it has no tags; the domestic animal upon proof of the fact shall be delivered to its owner; provided, the owner secures a tag for the domestic animal and affixes the tag to a collar worn by the domestic animal.
  • The owner of any domestic animal so impounded shall also be required to pay an impound fee as set by Council resolution.

Impound Fees

1st Offense: $50.00

2nd Offense: $100.00

3rd Offense: $250.00