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4/ 14/97(ord\amend 302 fees)Ow <br />AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER <br />302 - ANIMAL CONTROL AND KENNEL <br />REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH A FEE <br />PROCEDURE FOR DANGEROUS DOGS. <br />WHEREAS, the Florida Statutes Section 767.14 authorizes local <br />governments to establish restrictions or additional requirements to Chapter <br />767, F.S. ; and <br />WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to have the financial burden of <br />administering "Dangerous Dog" requirements rest with the owner of the <br />"Dangerous Dog," <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, that: <br />SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. <br />A new section 302.092 is added to read as follows: <br />Section 203.092. Fee procedure for dangerous dogs. <br />a) When it has been determined that a dog is a "Dangerous Dog" as <br />defined in this chapter, the dangerous dog will not be released to the <br />owner until all costs of boarding the animal and all requirements have <br />been completed and verified by the animal control director. <br />b) The cost of investigating <br />and <br />administering <br />the dangerous dog <br />requirements shall <br />be <br />borne by <br />the <br />owner <br />of the dangerous dog and <br />shall be established <br />by <br />resolution. <br />c) If at any step in the dangerous dog process the dog is determined not to <br />be dangerous, the dog shall be returned to the owner at no cost to the <br />owner. <br />SECTION 2. SEVERABILITY. <br />If any section, or any sentence, paragraph, phrase, or word of this <br />ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, inoperative, _ or void, <br />such holding shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance, and it <br />shall be construed to have been the legislative intent to pass the ordinance <br />without such unconstitutional, invalid or inoperative part. <br />