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i <br /> 4/14/97(ord\emend 302 fees)ow <br /> ORDINANCE 97- 19 <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 and administering the dangerous dog <br /> requirements shall be borne by the owner of the dangerous dog and <br /> shall be established by 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 />