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(A) (1) Any animal suffering from rabies is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and such animal may be killed by any police officer or other person charged with the enforcement of this subchapter, if the same cannot be safely apprehended and impounded.
(2) It shall be the duty of any person keeping, harboring or otherwise maintaining any such animal to place it immediately in a veterinary hospital or, upon demand, to surrender such animal to any police officer, community service officer, animal warden or other person charged with the enforcement of this chapter.
(B) (1) It shall be the duty of every person who discovers any animal suffering with rabies or who discovers that any person, dog, cat or other animal has been bitten by a dog, cat or other animal suffering with rabies to report such fact immediately to the Police Department.
(2) Such report shall give the name, if known, and the place of residence of the person keeping, harboring or otherwise maintaining such a dog, cat or other animal, the place where the same can be found, and the license numbers of any such animal, if known.
(3) Any such animal shall be immediately confined in a veterinary hospital or taken up and impounded and securely kept until it can be determined whether any such animal is afflicted with rabies.
(Prior Code, § 6-9) (Ord. 1243, passed 9-26-1981)