Animal Control Officer: Elanna Bradley
For animal control call the Chester Police Department at 618-826-5454
FEES FOR IMPOUNDMENT:
3-2-8 IMPOUNDMENT OF DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE OR UNLICENSED DOGS; CITATION OF OWNER OR KEEPER.
(A) It shall be the duty of such employees and officers of the Police Department as shall be designated for that purpose by the Mayor to take up and impound in such place as may be designated and set apart for that purpose, any dog found running at large or unlicensed in the City, contrary to any of the provisions of this Chapter or other regulations of the City.
(B) When dogs are found running at large or unlicensed and their ownership is known to the designated employee(s), such dogs may be impounded at the discretion of such employee(s), but the employee(s) may cite the owner of such dog to answer charges of violation of this Chapter.
(C) Any dog permitted to run at large within the City is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
(D) Any impounded dog which shall not be redeemed within seven (7) days shall be humanely destroyed or otherwise disposed of by the poundkeeper, unless the animal can be placed for adoption or placed with a humane society licensed under the Animal Welfare Act of the State.
(E) Any such owner or keeper thereof desiring to redeem an impounded dog shall pay an impounding fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) and also the cost of keeping such dog while impounded at the rate of Three Dollars ($3.00) per day beginning the first day of impoundment. (Ord. No. 1199; 07-17-00)