City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
cat, and each violation shall constitute a separate offense which shall be cumulative regardless of the number of dogs or cats owned or maintained by the owner. (i.e. if an owner has three dogs or cats, each of whom have run at large one time and been apprehended, the owner shall have committed three offenses for purposes of penalty pursuant to the above schedule.)
7.206 Disposition of unclaimed or infected dogs or cats. If after the expiration of five days from the date of notice to the owner or the posting of notice such dog or cat has not been redeemed, it may be destroyed. Any unlicensed dog or cat required by this ordinance to be licensed or any dog or cat which appears to be suffering from rabies or affected with hydrophobia, mange, or other infectious or dangerous disease shall not be released, and may be immediately destroyed.
7.206A . Dog or Cat Bites. Whenever any dog or cat bites a person, the owner of the dog or cat, or any other person with knowledge of the incident, shall immediately notify the Chief of Police who shall have it impounded for a period of two weeks. The dog or cat shall be examined immediately after it has bitten anyone and again at the end of the two week period. If at the end of the two week period a veterinarian is convinced that the dog or cat is free from rabies, the dog shall be released to the owner upon payment of all costs and charges incurred by the City or others in the quarantine and veterinary examination. If the dog or cat dies while impounded, or if recommended by the veterinarian, further examination of the animal shall be conducted by the State Department of Health with all costs to be borne by the owner of the dog or cat