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When the Village Dog Warden receives information that any person has been bitten by a dog or other animal, the Village Dog Warden, or his duly authorized representative, shall have such dog or other animal confined under the observation of a licensed veterinarian for a period of ten days. The Village Dog Warden may request a written report from the licensed veterinarian indicating the condition of the dog or other animal as soon as practicable after its confinement. The Village Dog Warden may request from the veterinarian the owner’s name, address, date of confinement, the breed, description, age and sex of such dog or other animal on appropriate forms approved by the village. At the end of the confinement period, the Village Dog Warden may request a written report from the veterinarian advising him of the final disposition of such dog or other animal on appropriate forms approved by the village. When evidence is presented that such dog or other animal was inoculated against rabies within the time prescribed by law, it may be confined in the house of its owner, or in a manner which will prohibit it from biting any person, for a period of ten days, if the Village Dog Warden, or other licensed veterinarian, adjudges such confinement necessary. The Village Dog Warden may, by regulation, permit such confinement to be reduced to a period of less than ten days. At the end of the confinement period, such dog or other animal shall be examined by the Village Dog Warden or another licensed veterinarian.
(Ord. 399, passed 9-9-85; Am. Ord. 1939, passed 7-16-18)