(A)   (1)   It shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner of any animal which has bitten any other animal or person to notify the city’s Animal Control of the bite.  It also shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner to surrender the animal to an animal control center within 24 hours after the animal has bitten any other animal or person, or to have the animal quarantined at a humane society or other authorized agency.
      (2)   If, however, written evidence is presented that the animal has been inoculated against rabies within the time prescribed by law prior to the biting, the animal may be confined on the premises of its owner and in a manner which shall prohibit the animal from biting any other animal or person for a period of 10 days; except that, where the animal bite has caused severe injury or death to a person, quarantine on the owner’s premises shall not be allowed.
      (3)   Under no circumstances will home quarantine be allowed if the animal has bitten on a previous occasion.
      (4)   In the event of severe injury or death to a person the city’s Animal Control shall impound the animal, at the owner’s expense.
   (B)   (1)   If a (licensed) animal, which has bitten any animal or person, is to be impounded by the city’s Animal Control, the owner shall pay the fees for housing of the animal as prescribed in this chapter.
      (2)   Prior to release of the animal, vaccination and license certificates must be presented to the city’s Animal Control.
      (3)   If the owner cannot present evidence of vaccination and license, the owner must provide written assurance to the city’s Animal Control that the animal will obtain vaccination and the owner will obtain a license within 48 hours of release from the animal control facility.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal, when notified that the animal has bitten any person, to sell or give away the animal or to permit or allow the animal to be taken beyond the limits of the city.
(Prior Code, § 91.76)  (Ord. 7848, passed 2-26-1996)  Penalty, see § 91.999