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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 04 - Dogs

Section: 340 - Public nuisance dogs

A.  No person shall keep or maintain any dog in such a manner as to cause or permit the dog to be a public nuisance dog.

B.  No owner or keeper of a dog shall fail to abate a nuisance created by the keeping of such dog when ordered to do so by the animal control officer or other peace officer employed by the county or a city, or a humane officer employed by a humane society.

C.  Any dog having been declared to be a public nuisance dog pursuant to the provisions of Section 8.04.300 shall be delivered to the animal control officer for impoundment until such time as the owner or keeper shall have satisfied the animal control officer that they have taken steps to abate the nuisance created by the keeping of the dog. Failure to take such steps to the satisfaction of the animal control officer within five working days following impound­ment of the dog and notice of the conditions for release imposed by the animal control officer shall permit the animal control officer to dispose of the dog by euthanasia.

D.  No dog may be euthanized or otherwise disposed of if the owner or keeper of the dog has sought judicial review of the determination that the dog was a public nuisance dog until that review has been completed. The owner or keeper of the dog shall be liable for the cost of the care and feeding of the dog pending the outcome of the judicial review and shall deposit monthly in advance the cost of such care and feeding as determined by the animal control officer. Failure to make such a deposit shall permit the animal control officer to euthanize or otherwise dispose of the dog after giving the owner or keeper of the dog five days written notice of their failure to make the deposit in advance. In the event the judicial review is favorable to the owner or keeper of the dog the amounts paid for the care and feeding of the dog pending the judicial review shall be refunded.

 

(Ord. 88-16 § 7, 1988.)