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A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an impounded animal which is not redeemed within the applicable holding period specified in this chapter may, in the discretion of the Chief of Animal Control, be sold, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of.

B. If an animal is sold, the receipt signed by the Chief of Animal Control shall be valid title to the purchaser.

1. When any dog or cat is to be sold pursuant to this chapter, prior to the delivery of the animal, there shall be deposited by the purchaser with Animal Control a spaying or neutering deposit which shall be designated for the veterinarian of the purchaser’s choice, for the partial payment of the spaying or neutering operation. The amount of the deposit shall be designated by the Chief of Animal Control. The purchaser shall be responsible for any additional costs of the spaying or neutering operation over and above the deposit. Upon receipt from the veterinarian that a spaying or neutering operation has been performed, the deposit will be forwarded to the veterinarian. In the event that the purchaser fails to have the animal spayed or neutered within the six-month period following its purchase, the spaying and neutering deposit will be forfeited and shall become the property of the county subject to inter-county-controlled obligation, if any.

a. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, an impounded animal, which is determined by the Chief of Animal Control to be unfit and of no further use, dangerous, injured or ill, may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as ordered by the Chief of Animal Control upon the concurrence of the Administrator of Health and Medical Services. (Ord. 757, eff. 4/19/90. Formerly 8.08.370)

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