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ORDINANCE NO. 2008- 022 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN <br />RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTIONS 302 04 (B) AND 302.04 (D) <br />O F THE COUNTY'S ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE TO ALLOW THREE YEAR <br />LICENSES FOR THREE YEAR VACCINATIONS; AMENDING SECTION <br />302.07(D)(1) TO CLARIFY PAYMENT UPON SURRENDER OF AN ANIMAL; AND <br />AMENDING SECTION 302.081(A) OF THE COUNTY'S ANIMAL CONTROL <br />ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE A RIGHT OF APPEAL PRIOR TO THE IMPOSITION <br />OF REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS ON A DOG INVOLVED IN ANY BITING OR <br />ATTACK INCIDENT THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH; <br />P ROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF OTHER <br />CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE OF <br />ORDINANCES OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE <br />D EPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE <br />BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN <br />RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, as follows: <br />LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. It is hereby ascertained, determined, and declared that: <br />A. Pu rsuant to Article VIII, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution, and Florida Statutes <br />section 125.01, the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County ("Board") has all <br />powers of local self-government to perform County functions and to provide and maintain <br />standards to assist in ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Indian River <br />County; <br />B. Florida Statutes section 828.27 specifically provides for creation and amendment of a <br />County Ordinance related to animal control and cruelty; and <br />C. The Board recognizes that the public health and interest of the citizens of Indian River <br />County will best be served by amending the existing Indian River County Animal Ordinance. <br />PART I: AMENDMENT TO SECTION 302.04 (B) OF THE CODE OF INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY. <br />SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 302.04 (B). Commencing February 9, <br />2009, Section 302.04 (B) of the Code shall be amended to read as follows: <br />Section 302.04. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION, ISSUANCE, AND RENEWAL OF <br />LICENSE <br />(B). On the annual due date of vaccination, or annually on the anniversary date of <br />vaccination if the vaccination is Tess frequent than annually, Every person that owns, keeps, <br />harbors, maintains, or has custody of any dog or cat subject to the requirement of section <br />302.03 hereof, and all pet dealers owning, harboring, or otherwise keeping dogs or cats for <br />breeding purposes, shall obtain either a one (1) year or a three (3) year a license from the <br />animal control division or its designated agents at the times set forth in Section 302.04 (D). <br />1 <br />