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(A) Biting dogs and cats.
(1) Any unvaccinated dog or cat that bites a person shall be impounded and quarantined for ten days from the occurrence of the bite. An Animal Control Officer shall cause the animal to be quarantined at the animal shelter or a veterinary clinic for the observation period at the owner’s expense.
(2) Any vaccinated dog or cat that bites a person shall be confined or quarantined for ten days from the time of occurrence of the bite. The quarantine may be maintained in the home of the owner if the dog is kept under conditions prescribed by an Animal Control Officer.
(B) Biting livestock. Livestock that bite any person shall be impounded and quarantined at the animal shelter or other location prescribed by the Animal Control Officer for a period of not less than 14 days; such quarantine shall be at the expense of the owner.
(C) Biting wild animals. Any wild animal that bites any person or directly exposes a person to its saliva may be destroyed. Euthanized animals may be delivered to an appropriate diagnostic laboratory for examination pursuant to A.R.S. § 11-1014.C.
(D) Euthanizing of quarantined animals.
(1) An Animal Control Officer may destroy any animal confined and quarantined pursuant to this section prior to the termination of the minimum confinement period for laboratory examination for rabies under the following circumstances:
(a) Such animal shows clear clinical signs of rabies; or
(b) The owner of such animal consents to its destruction.
(2) At the termination of the confinement period, the Animal Control Officer shall destroy an animal that shows clear clinical signs of rabies.
(3) An Animal Control Officer may extend the minimum confinement period if continued observation is reasonable calculated to protect the public.
(1976 Code, § 6-7)