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(A) Generally. Any dog which does not have a current rabies vaccination and shall bite any person or injure any person shall be kept under the observation of a licensed veterinarian or the city animal shelter, for a period of ten days and the veterinarian or the city animal shelter, shall at the end of the ten- day period make a written report to the County Department of Health and should the dog show evidence of rabies, then it shall be killed in a humane manner. In the event the dog, other than a vicious dog, is pronounced free from rabies by the veterinarian or the city animal shelter, then the dog shall be released to the owner or keeper upon the payment of the veterinarian’s or animal shelter’s fee provided the owner shall provide verification to the Animal Control Officer of the manner and means by which the dog shall be confined in an “enclosure” as defined in § 90.027(A). The owner of the dog may claim the same at the end of the ten-day period by making payment of the costs involved while the dog is under observation and also the costs of a license if the dog is not licensed. If the owner does not claim the dog at this time, then the dog shall be killed in a humane manner.
(B) Vicious dog. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any vicious dog which bites any person or causes other severe or permanent injury to any person shall be destroyed as provided in this code.
(1980 Code, § 22.204) Penalty, see § 90.999