Whenever any dog bites a person, the owner of the dog shall immediately notify the city police department, which shall take appropriate action, including notification of appropriate health authorities, pursuant to statute. In the absence of action taken by other appropriate authorities, the chief of police or his authorized representative may order the dog to be held on the owner's premises or may have it impounded for a period of fifteen (15) days. The dog shall be examined by a licensed veterinarian immediately after it has bitten anyone and again at the end of the fifteen (15) day period. If at the end of the fifteen (15) day period the veterinarian is convinced that the dog is free of rabies, he shall order the dog released from quarantine or the pound as the case may be. (1964 Code § 405; amd. Ord. 184, 1982)