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The final decision shall consist of either a final declaration or a letter of no finding issued to the owner.

(1) In the event the animal control officer finds reason to issue a final declaration, it shall contain the following:

(a) A description of the animal;

(b) The name and address of the owner, if known;

(c) The date and time of the meeting with the owner, if any;

(d) A brief statement of why the dog has been found to be a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog;

(e) The specific provision or provisions of ECMC 6.08.030(3) or (5) which the animal control officer found applicable;

(f) The restrictions placed on the dog as a result of the declaration;

(g) The penalties for violation of the restrictions, including the possibility of destruction of the dog, civil damages assessed against the owner, imprisonment and fines incurred by the owner through criminal prosecution;

(h) A statement that the declaration can be appealed to the municipal court pursuant to ECMC 6.08.100 within 14 calendar days; and

(i) A statement that failure to file a timely and complete notice of appeal will constitute a waiver of all rights to appeal said declaration.

(2) A letter of no finding shall include:

(a) A description of the animal;

(b) The name and address of the owner;

(c) The date and time of the meeting with the owner;

(d) A brief summary of testimony and evidence presented at such discussion;

(e) A brief summary of why the animal is not being found dangerous or potentially dangerous. (Ord. 547 § 1, 2019)