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Running at Large
Any dog or cat found running at large within the City will be apprehended and impounded. If the dog or cat is tagged, the owner will be contacted by certified mail of the impoundment. If the dog is not tagged, every attempt will be made to discover the owner and the owner will be contacted by certified mail of the impoundment. An impounded dog or cat will be returned to the owner when the following conditions are met:
  • Proof of rabies vaccine or payment for vaccine is provided.
  • Payment of $25 redemption fee, plus $10 per day impoundment fee is made.
  • Proof of county pet license or payment of license fee is provided.
  • Payment of veterinary or other care is made.

If a dog or cat is not claimed within five days of the date of impoundment, the pet will become eligible for adoption or will be disposed of according to city ordinance. In order to claim a dog or cat all legal proceedings involving the animal must be concluded. Any person taking possession of a stray animal must contact the animal shelter or police department promptly. No stray pet may be harbored or held for reward.