ORDINANCE NO. 1688
AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO ANIMALS AND FOWL IN THE CITY OF GOODLAND, AMENDING SECTIONS 2-204, 2-207 AND2-208 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
Section 1. Section 2-204 of the Code of the City of Goodland, Kansas is hereby amended as follows:
Add the following new paragraph to the end of Section 2-204.
For any animal quarantined, the impound fee is $20.00 and the boarding fee is $10.00 per day for the time the animal is in the custody of the City.
Section 2. Section 2-207 of the Code of the City of Goodland, Kansas is hereby amended as follows:
Except as provided in Section 2-210, a dog, cat, or any other warm-blooded animal or any reptile, which bites, scratches, or otherwise injures a person shall immediately be quarantined at the owner’s expense by city personnel at (1) the residence of the owner of the animal, (2) a veterinary hospital, or (3) a facility holding a current state pound and shelter license, for a period of not less than 10 days nor more than 12 days. The total period of confinement of the animal is to be for a period not less than 10 days nor more than 12 days from the date of the actual bite itself. Provided, however, that any animal which is not located, apprehended or picked up within the 10-12 day period from the date of the bite, shall, immediately upon apprehension, be taken to a qualified veterinarian for the purpose of testing or checking the animal for rabies or any other communicable diseases. Such tests or checks shall be made at the animal owner’s expense.
Section 3. Section 2-208 of the Code of the City of Goodland, Kansas is hereby amended as follows:
In all cases of impoundment under this section, a veterinarian shall give immediate written notice to the chief of police that such animal has been confined and will be confined not less than 10 days nor more than 12 days. At the expiration of the aforesaid confinement period, the veterinarian shall give immediate written notice to the chief of police as to the health of such animal pertaining to the diagnosis of rabies.
SECTION 4. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect after its publication in the Goodland Star News.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 1st day of February, 2016, by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
Brian Linin, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk