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(A) A person having knowledge of an animal bite or scratch to an individual that a reasonable person could reasonably foresee as capable of transmitting rabies, or knowledge of an animal that is reasonably suspected to be rabid, shall report such knowledge immediately to the Shelter Manager or the Police Department.
(B) The owner of an animal that is reported to be rabid, or to have exposed an individual to a risk of contracting rabies, shall submit the animal to an Animal Services Officer or a licensed veterinarian to be quarantined until such time as it can be definitely determined whether such animal is infected with rabies, but in no case less than ten days from the day of impound.
(C) It is an offense under this chapter for a person to refuse to submit for quarantine any animal reasonably suspected of being rabid. It is also an offense to knowingly sell, release or otherwise dispose of an animal before the expiration of the quarantine period if the animal is reasonably suspected of being rabid.
(D) An animal that is lacking proof of current vaccination for rabies at the time it bites a person is presumed to be under suspicion of rabies.
(Ord. 92-08, passed 4-23-92; Am. Ord. 2014-30, passed 11-18-14) Penalty, see § 10.99