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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 04 - Dogs

Section: 160 - PoundmasterOffice createdDuties

In order to carry out the purpose of this chapter and for the protection of livestock and poultry, it is determined that public necessity demands and there is established the office of pound master. The pound master shall be appointed by the board of supervisors and hold office subject to the pleasure of the board and the board may by resolution from time to time employ such deputies or assistants to the pound master to hold off ice at the pleasure of the board, at the compensation as fixed by Chapter 1.76 of this code. It is further provided that the pound master shall take and subscribe the usual oath of office and file the same with tile county clerk and the salary of tile pound master shall be paid out of the livestock indemnity fund at a compensation set forth in Chapter 2.76 of this code.

It shall be the duty of the pound master to enforce all the provisions of this chapter and all tile laws of the state relating to the issuance of licenses and the impounding or destroying of dogs running at large in the county, or dogs having no license and which are unlicensed contrary to the provisions of this chapter within the county, and it shall be the duty of the pound master to impound any dog found running at large in the county without being licensed or having a license tag attached contrary to tile provisions of this chapter and to impound or destroy any wild or vicious or destructive dogs running at large. Any dog so impounded shall be cared for by the pound master for a period of seventy-two hours and at the expiration of this time if not redeemed, or otherwise disposed of, the dog may be humanely destroyed by the pound master.


(Ord. 87-31 § 1, 1987: Ord. 69-14 § 16, 1969.)