§ 1810.05  DISPOSITION OF ANIMALS BITTEN BY RABID ANIMALS.
   In the case of animals known to have been bitten by a rabid animal, the following shall apply:
   (a)   Unvaccinated animals.
      (1)   In the case of dogs, cats, or ferrets which are not vaccinated in accordance with § 1810.02 and which have been bitten by a known rabid animal, such bitten (exposed) dog, cat, or ferret shall be immediately destroyed by a humane method.
      (2)   If the owner is unwilling to destroy the bitten (exposed) dog, cat, or ferret, strict isolation of the animal in a kennel under veterinary supervision for a minimum of six months shall be enforced. The dog, cat, or ferret shall be vaccinated against rabies one month prior to its release from the quarantine.
      (3)   Exotic and wild animals shall be destroyed immediately.
      (4)   Other domesticated animals shall be handled on an individual basis as defined by the State public health or regulatory officials.
   (b)   Vaccinated animals. If the bitten (exposed) dog, cat, or ferret is vaccinated in accordance with § 1810.02, the dog, cat, or ferret shall be handled as follows:
      (1)   The dog, cat, or ferret shall be immediately revaccinated and confined for a minimum of 60 days following the revaccination.
      (2)   If the dog, cat, or ferret is not immediately revaccinated, the animal shall be confined in strict isolation in a kennel for six months under the supervision of a veterinarian.
      (3)   The dog, cat, or ferret shall be destroyed if the owner does not comply with division (b)(1) or (b)(2) hereof.
(Ord. 98-003, passed 7-14-1998)