Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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A. 
The Village has authority herein to seize:
(1) 
Any dog which is not identified by an identification tag and which is not on the owner's premises;
(2) 
Any dog which is not licensed, whether on or off the owner's premises;
(3) 
Any licensed dog which is not controlled by its owner or custodian or not on the premises of the dog's owner or custodian, if there is probable cause to believe the dog is dangerous; and
(4) 
Any dog which poses an immediate threat to the public safety, within the Village pursuant to § 117, Subdivision (1) of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Each dog seized by the Village shall be properly sheltered, fed, and watered during the redemption period. No liability in damages or otherwise shall be incurred on account of seizure, euthanization, or adoption of any dog pursuant to the provisions of this article.
A. 
Each unidentified dog, whether or not licensed, shall be held for a period of five days from the date seized during which period the dog may be redeemed by its owner, provided that such owner produces proof that the dog has been licensed and has been identified pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
Upon the seizure of any identified dog, the owner of record of such dog shall be notified personally of the facts surrounding the seizure and the procedure for redemption. Such dog shall be held for a period of nine days from the date seized, during which period the dog may be redeemed by the owner.
Fees for impoundment shall be established by resolution of the Village Board and included in the annual Village-wide Fees and Charges Schedule in accordance with § 117, Subdivision (4), of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.
The seizure of any dog shall not exempt any owner or custodian of such dog from any violation provided for in this chapter.