§ 90.20  RABIES CONTROL.
   (A)   Vaccination. Every dog or cat four months of age or older housed in the town shall at all be currently vaccinated against rabies. The custodian of all such animals shall provide proof of such vaccination upon demand of the police officer. Failure to provide such proof may result in such animal being impounded subject to redemption in the manner provided in this chapter.
   (B)   Confinement. Whenever any person or animal is bitten by a dog, cat or other animal within the town, the police officer (or for the provision of this section, Animal Control Officer, hereafter called officer) shall have the right and authority to have such animal examined to determine whether it has hydrophobia. In such case, upon demand of the officer, the custodian of such animal shall deliver it to the officer, who may impound such animal during such period, not less than ten days, as may be necessary to determine whether it has hydrophobia. If the officer finds that such animal has hydrophobia or any symptoms thereof, then said animal shall be destroyed; otherwise, it shall be returned to its custodian, provided such custodian shall pay the expense of examination and of keeping said animal in confinement. If such custodian fails to pay for the upkeep of said animal upon demand, the officer is empowered to proceed as otherwise provided in § 90.22.
(Ord. passed 11-3-1998)