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Any dog or cat bitten by an animal believed to be afflicted with rabies shall be destroyed immediately and humanely or confined under strict quarantine, at the expense of the owner, in a kennel for six months. If the owner of the bitten animal has proof of a valid rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian, at the expense of the owner, the period of confinement shall be 90 days. If the owner of the bitten animal does not have proof of a valid rabies vaccination, the animal shall be destroyed humanely and immediately or confined to strict isolation approved by the County Health Director for six months. In the event of a six-month confinement, the dog or cat shall receive a rabies vaccination at the expense of the owner four weeks prior to release.
(Ord. passed 5-14-1987)