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(1) Redemption of an impounded animal shall be made by exhibiting satisfactory proof of ownership and by paying the following required fees and charges:

(a) Impoundment fee;

(b) Daily care fee;

(c) License and rabies vaccination fees, if required;

(d) Medical care fees, if required; and

(e) Potentially dangerous dog license fees, if required.

(2) In addition to the requirements of subsection 4.390(1), a dog that has been classified as potentially dangerous shall not be released until the owner presents to the director sufficient evidence of compliance with the restrictions imposed by section 4.445. The owner shall have ten days from the time the owner receives the impoundment notice in which to comply with the potentially dangerous dog restrictions. No dog impounded because of level 5 behavior shall be released until the completion of any appeal requested by the owner of the dog pursuant to section 4.440.

(3) Impounded animals may be sold, adopted or destroyed after the applicable holding time.

(4) When an animal is sold or adopted out by the animal regulation authority, the purchaser shall pay any required license and rabies vaccination fees.

(5) No impoundment charge shall be made for an animal released after:

(a) The municipal court’s determination that no violation occurred.

(b) A potentially dangerous dog classification is successfully appealed.

(6) No live animal shall be used, sold or given by the animal regulation authority for surgical or medical demonstration or research.

(7) Except as otherwise provided, if after 72 hours an impounded animal cannot be sold, the animal regulation authority is authorized and empowered to destroy the animal by any humane method permitted under state law.

(8) If an animal is adopted or sold from the animal regulation authority or from any other agency which accepts unwanted or abandoned animals, the owner must have the animal spayed or neutered within six months from the date of sale if the animal is too young to be spayed or neutered immediately. If an animal over six months old is adopted or sold by an agency which accepts unwanted or abandoned animals, the animal shall be spayed or neutered within one month after it is turned over to its new owner. The new owner shall not fail to comply with this subsection.

(9) No person who is the owner of an animal shall fail to reclaim it from the animal regulation authority within the time specified in the notification that the animal is ready to be released.

(Section 4.390, formerly section 4.405. Section 4.405 amended by Ordinance No. 17472, enacted November 12, 1975, and Ordinance No. 18945, enacted April 14, 1982. Renumbered and amended by Ordinance No. 19461, enacted April 13, 1987; and Ordinance No. 19505, enacted October 12, 1987.)