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(A) When reports indicate a positive diagnosis of rabies where human lives may be endangered, the District Health Director may declare an area-wide quarantine for a period he/she deems necessary. Under emergency quarantine, no dog or cat may be taken or shipped from the county without written permission of the District Health Director. During such quarantine the Health Director, law enforcement officers, and Animal Control Officers may seize any dog or cat found running at-large in the county until the quarantine is lifted. During the quarantine period, the Health Director shall be empowered to provide for a program of mass immunization by the establishment of temporary emergency rabies vaccination facilities in the county.
(B) In the event there are additional positive cases of rabies occurring during the period of quarantine, such period of quarantine may be extended at the discretion of the District Health Director.
(Ord. passed 9-20-95) Penalty, see § 90.99