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(A) Whenever the County Board of Health determines that there is danger of the existence or spread of hydrophobia within or near the town, it may issue an order requiring any person owning, possessing, or having the care and control of any dog either to confine or to muzzle such animal for a term of not less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the date of such order.
(B) The order of the County Board of Health shall be published in one issue of a daily newspaper published in the town or a printed copy thereof shall be posted in at least three public places in the town.
(C) Any person subject to the order of the County Board of Health shall, during the period of time specified therein:
(1) Confine such animal so as to prevent it from biting any other animal or being bitten thereby; or
(2) Securely and effectually muzzle it in such a manner as to make it impossible for the animal to bite any person or any other animal.
(D) No muzzle is lawful unless it is of such form, material, and strength and so attached and fastened as to effectually prevent an animal from biting.
(E) Any dog that is found running at-large within the town without a muzzle during the time specified in the order of the County Board of Health is declared to be a nuisance.
(F) Upon the issuance and publication of the order of the County Board of Health and after the expiration of 24 hours from such publication, the law enforcement authorities shall kill any dog running at-large within the town during the time specified in such order unless it is securely and effectually muzzled as required by this section.
(Prior Code, § 6-15) (Ord. 1993-3, passed 3-13-1993) Penalty, see § 91.99