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(A) Upon information to the Animal Commissioner that a dog or cat has bitten a person, it shall be the duty of the Animal Commissioner, upon ascertaining the identify of such dog or cat, to direct it to be confined for a period of ten days from the date the bite occurred, such confinement to be either with a veterinarian approved by the County Health Director or in kennel or enclosure approved by the Animal Commissioner as the person who owns or controls such dog or cat shall select; provided, that the person who owns or controls such dog or cat shall bear the cost of such confinement. It shall further be the duty of the Animal Commissioner to assume the responsibility of supervising such confinement and ordering the dog or cat to be released if it is safe to do so at the end of the confinement period required by this division (A).
(B) A wild, non-domestic, or feral domestic animal biting or otherwise injuring a human being, and suspected of being rabid by the County Health Director or Animal Commissioner, shall be humanely destroyed and its head sent to the state laboratory for evaluation.
(Ord. passed 5-14-1987)