Impoundment of Animals
The following animals may be impounded and taken to the animal shelter by an Animal Services Officer:
- Any dog or cat without a current rabies tag attached to it.
- Any stray dog or cat.
- Any dog found running at large if the dog has committed an act of public nuisance as determined by an Animal Services Officer.
- Any animal subject to impoundment under any other applicable ordinance or state law.
Immediately upon impounding an animal, an Animal Services Officer will make a reasonable effort to notify the owner and inform them of the conditions which the animal may be redeemed. The owner of an impounded animal will have a minimum period of three working days for redemption, and the owner must pay a $50 impoundment transportation fee in order to redeem his or her animal.
For more information on the impoundment of animals, see the County’s Animal Services Ordinances.