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A. It is unlawful for any person to keep or allow to be kept in the City any vicious or dangerous animal. Any such vicious or dangerous animal shall be impounded and may be forthwith humanely destroyed; provided, however, that the City Council may, by resolution, grant a temporary permit for the keeping of vicious or dangerous animals for exhibition or experimental purposes under such conditions as may be imposed by said resolution.

B. Any police officer or other authorized employee of the City may enter upon private premises in order to seize any such vicious or dangerous animal, and any such vicious or dangerous animal, whether running at large or not, which cannot be safely taken up and impounded may be slain by such police officer or such other authorized employee of the City.

C. The keeping, harboring or maintaining of any vicious or dangerous animal is declared to be contrary to public health, welfare and safety and to be a public nuisance and, in addition to the foregoing methods of abatement of such nuisance, the same may be abated by appropriate proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction. (Ord. 4373-NS (part), 1968: Ord. 557-NS § 16.1, 1918)