§ 90.39  ANIMAL EXPOSED TO RABIES.
   (A)   The owner of an animal which has been bitten by a rabid animal or exposed by physical contact to its fresh tissues commits an offense if he fails to report such bite or exposure to the Animal Control Manager within 24 hours of the incident.
   (B)   The owner of an animal which has been bitten by a rabid animal or exposed by physical contact to its fresh tissues commits an offense if he fails to submit his animal to the Animal Control Manager for quarantine or to be euthanized immediately when requested to do so by the Animal Control Manager.
   (C)   If the animal which has been bitten or exposed has not been vaccinated against rabies and is an animal for which an approved vaccine exists, the Animal Control Manager:
      (1)   May cause such animal to be euthanized; or
      (2)   May, if sufficient justification for preserving the animal exists, cause the animal to be immediately vaccinated against rabies, placed in strict isolation for 90 days, and given booster vaccinations during the third and eighth weeks of isolation. If the animal is under 16 weeks of age at the time of the second vaccination, an additional booster shall be given when the animal reaches 16 weeks of age.
   (D)   If the animal which has been bitten or exposed was currently vaccinated against rabies at the time of the bite or exposure, and is an animal for which an approved vaccine exists, the Animal Control Manager:
      (1)   May cause such animal to be euthanized; or
      (2)   May, if sufficient justification for preserving the animal exists, cause the animal to be given an immediate booster rabies vaccination and be placed in strict isolation for 45 days.
   (E)   If the animal which has been bitten or exposed is an animal for which no approved rabies vaccine exists, the Animal Control Manager shall cause such animal to be euthanized.
   (F)   The procedures for disposition or release of the animal following isolation shall be the same as those for disposition of an animal following quarantine set forth in § 90.38.
(Ord. OR-1787-10, passed 10-11-10)