It shall be unlawful for any person who keeps or harbors a dog, cat or other animal to permit it to run at large. "Run at large" shall be construed to mean being off the premises of the person owning or controlling the dog, cat or other animal and roaming at will out of the control of the owner or master thereof. Any dog, cat or other animal found to be running at large may be impounded as provided for in this chapter, or if the owner of such dog, cat or other animal is determined by the official capturing said animal before such dog, cat or other animal is delivered to the animal pound, and if such dog, cat or other animal properly displays the required license tags and rabies vaccination tag as required under this chapter then such dog, cat or other animal may be delivered to the owner upon said owner's written acceptance of delivery upon a form provided by the police division. If such dog, cat or other animal is, at the discretion of the apprehending official, delivered to the owner, an impoundment fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code shall be paid by the owner to the police division within five (5) days of the return of the dog, cat or other animal, and failure to pay such fee shall constitute a separate violation of this code section.
Source: Ord. No. 3523, § 7, 2-1-88; Ord. No. 5135, § 3, 9-7-10; Ord. No. 5659, § 1, 4-6-2020;