Any animal may be reclaimed by its owner during the period of impoundment by payment of the required impoundment and boarding fees, and any additional fees as charged by the animal shelter or other place of impoundment.
The owner shall then be required to comply with the licensing and rabies vaccination requirements within 72 hours after release.
The city may contract for humane shelter, spay/neutering, and euthanization services with a commercial or non-profit organization through written agreement containing minimum population density standards, hygiene standards, documentation of services, and disposal. The shelter should be small enough so the dog's body heat will keep it warm and yet be large enough for the dog to stand and turn around. (Code 1974, § 6-206) ( No person shall keep or maintain any animal within the corporate limits of the city except upon obtaining a special permit from the council.
It should protect the dog from temperature extremes and precipitation. 2004-7, 9-14-2004) State law references: Cruelty to animals, R. Such permit shall specify the place when any such animal may be kept.
The applicant for a license shall state at the time the application is made upon printed forms the name and address, and the name, breed, color and sex of each dog owned, kept or harbored. ( (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep or harbor any dog which by loud, continued or frequent barking, howling or yelping shall annoy or disturb any neighborhood or person, or which habitually barks at or chases pedestrians, drivers or owners of horses or vehicles while they are on any public sidewalks, streets or alleys in the city. If the dog is to be removed, the owner shall provide an affidavit signed by both the owner and the future caretaker that the dog will be permanently removed from the Wayne city limits, listing where it will be taken and who is the caretaker.
A certificate that the dog has had a rabies shot effective for the year of a license shall be presented with the license application, and no license or tag shall be issued until the certificate is presented to the chief of police. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to apply to the designated animal shelter. 2004-7, §, 2, 9-14-2004) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog involved in a bit or bodily injury to another person or domestic animal to fail to immediately prevent further bites or injury, and immediately furnish to the person or person injured, or in the case of a juvenile, the parent or guardian of the juvenile, the owner's name and address and the rabies tag number and dog license number of the dog. The police department will then contact the caretaker to verify that the dog was given to them.
Licenses shall be issued by the chief of police upon the payment of the current license fee for each dog. 2009-7, §, 4-21-2009) ( Whenever a dog is declared vicious, the owner will immediately release the dog to the police department to be impounded.