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(A) (1) If an owner has notice that his or her animal has bitten any person or other animal, it shall be unlawful for such owner to kill such animal or to sell or give such animal away, or to permit or allow such animal to be taken beyond the limits of the city except to a licensed veterinary hospital.
(2) It shall be the duty of such owner to immediately report the incident to the Police Department and to immediately place such animal in a licensed veterinary hospital where such animal shall be quarantined for a period of at least ten days or, upon the request of any police officer, community service officer, animal warden or other person charged with the enforcement of this section, to deliver such animal to them for such placement.
(3) The owner shall immediately furnish the Police Department with the name and location of said hospital and a certificate of a licensed veterinarian stating whether or not such animal shows symptoms of rabies.
(4) At the expiration of the quarantine period and prior to the release of such animal, the owner shall furnish the Police Department with another certificate of a licensed veterinarian stating that such animal does not have rabies.
(5) All costs of maintaining any such animal in a veterinary hospital shall be the obligation and responsibility of the owner and shall be paid by the owner.
(B) In all cases where any animal that has bitten a person or other animal is killed or dies within ten days from time of the bite, it shall be the duty of the person killing such animal, or if the animal is in the possession of the owner at the time of such death, the owner of such animal, to notify the Police Department and to immediately deliver the head of such animal intact to said Department, or cause the same to be done.
(Prior Code, § 6-10) (Ord. 1843, passed - - ; Ord. 2016-16, passed 6-20-2016) Penalty, see § 91.999