[R.O. 2004 § 205.110]
Immediately upon impounding animals, the law officer impounding such animal, or animal warden, shall make every possible effort to notify the owners of such animals so impounded and inform such owners of the conditions whereby they may regain custody of such animals.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.120; CC 1986 § 73.260]
Except as otherwise provided in this Article, the owner shall be entitled to resume possession of any impounded animal upon compliance with the immunization provisions of this Chapter and other provisions of this Chapter when applicable and the payment of impoundment fees, all fines, boarding fees, quarantine fees or veterinarian fees to the City of Duquesne or it's designee.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.130; CC 1986 § 73.270]
In addition to the fees described in Section 205.120, the following fees shall be charged for the impoundment of any animal under the provisions of this Article:
First redemption of animal within twelve (12) months: twenty dollars ($20.00).
The second redemption of same animal within the preceding twelve (12) months: thirty dollars ($30.00).
The third redemption of same animal within the preceding twelve (12) months: forty-five dollars ($45.00).
The fourth redemption of same animal within the preceding twelve (12) months: sixty dollars ($60.00).
The fifth redemption and any subsequent redemptions of same animal within the preceding twelve (12) months: seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
[R.O. 2004 § 205.140; CC 1986 § 73.280]
When, in the judgment of the poundmaster or animal warden, an animal should be destroyed for humane reasons, such animal may not be redeemed.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.150; CC 1986 § 73.290]
No animal impounded for being a public nuisance or impounded for violating the provisions of Sections 205.080 of this Chapter shall be redeemed unless such redemption is authorized by the Board of Aldermen. Nor shall any wild animal impounded under this Article be redeemed unless such redemption is authorized by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.160; CC 1986 § 73.300]
Any animal impounded under the provisions of this Article and not reclaimed by its owner after the expiration of seven (7) days may be humanely destroyed by the poundmaster or animal warden, and such animal shall become the property of the humane society to be disposed of at its discretion; provided, however, that if the animal is one (1) as to which the respective rights of the owner and the person in possession or custody are determined by State law, such law shall be complied with.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.170; CC 1986 § 73.310]
A vaccination deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be made per each animal not shown to have received at the time of its release a required rabies vaccination within the prior twelve (12) months immediately preceding its impoundment. This deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be reimbursed only if within five (5) working days from the date of each deposit the animal warden is presented proof indicating that the animal has received a rabies vaccination within either the prior twelve (12) months immediately preceding the animal's impoundment or within the period of the deposit.
Any animal requiring to be quarantined and being placed in an animal shelter, the owner thereof shall be required to pay a charge of sixteen dollars ($16.00) per day or fraction thereof for feeding such animal, but the owner thereof shall not be required to pay the impoundment fee described in Section 205.130.
Owners of impounded animals may redeem such animals from the shelter only after they have secured from the animal shelter a written statement showing the days of impoundment, having made payment of impoundment and all other charges to the City Treasurer, and delivered to the animal shelter the receipt showing the payment of said charges.