§ 603A.11  Rabies
   (a)   If an exotic animal potentially exposes a human, companion animal, or livestock to rabies by any penetration of the skin by teeth, any scratch that causes penetration of the skin, any abrasion that causes penetration of the skin, or contamination of open wounds or mucous membranes with saliva or other infectious matter, the possessor of the exotic animal shall report the potential exposure to the local health department within twenty-four (24) hours.
   (b)   If an exotic animal potentially exposes a human, companion animal, or livestock to rabies, the exotic animal shall be examined for rabies in the manner set forth under the public health code of the state. However, if a rabies vaccination is approved by the federal government for use on a species of exotic animal that potentially exposed the human, companion animal, or livestock to rabies and the exotic animal has been vaccinated then the exotic animal shall not be euthanized.
   (c)   If a rabies vaccination is or becomes approved by the federal government for use on a species of exotic animal, the possessor of the exotic animal shall have the exotic animal vaccinated for rabies by a veterinarian.
   (d)   No person shall fail to comply with the requirements of this section. Any person who violates this division is subject to the penalties provided in Section 603A.99.
(Ord. No. 536-01. Passed 6-3-02, eff. 6-10-02)