Any dog found running at large and not wearing a valid rabies vaccination tag and for which no rabies vaccination certificate can be produced shall be apprehended and impounded.
When such dog has been apprehended and impounded, the official shall give written notice in not less than two days to the owner, if known. If the owner does not redeem the dog within seven days of the date of the notice, the dog may be humanely destroyed or otherwise disposed of in accordance with law. An owner may redeem a dog by having it immediately vaccinated and by paying the cost of impoundment.
If the owner of a dog apprehended or impounded cannot be located within seven days, the animal may be humanely destroyed or otherwise disposed of in accordance with law.
[C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 351.37]
Referred to in § 351.36, 351.42, 351.43
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