10.04.200 Impounded dogs--Care and disposition.

All impounded dogs shall be humanely cared for and shall be supplied with sufficient food, water and other necessary care. All impounded dogs which are not reclaimed by their owners/guardians shall be kept for a period of five days after the giving of notice of impounding to their owners/guardians. In any case where the owner/guardian of the dog is unknown, and the dog is not reclaimed, such dog shall be kept for a period of five days after impounding. Any impounded dog that has not been reclaimed within the period herein specified, may be sold at public or private sale or humanely destroyed.

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary set forth herein, any impounded dog which is suffering from rabies or an incurable disease shall be forthwith humanely destroyed, and any impounded dog which is suspected of suffering from rabies or an incurable disease shall remain impounded for a sufficient period of time to determine whether or not it is in fact suffering from said diseases. (Ord. 6627-NS § 1, 2001: Ord. 4511-NS (part), 1970: Ord. 4372-NS § 19, 1968)