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The owner or custodian of any dog which has bitten a person or persons, or any person having knowledge of any dog which has bitten a person or persons, shall immediately notify the County Sheriff or County Game Warden. The County Health Officer, or any person charged with the enforcement of this subchapter, shall immediately examine said dog, and shall either order said dog chained or confined in a strong enclosure on the owner's or custodian's premises, isolated from all other animals, for not less than 14 days, or impounded in the County Pound at no cost to the owner or custodian of said dog, or if the owner or custodian of said dog so desires, it may be placed in the custody of a licensed veterinarian or a licensed veterinary hospital for a like period. If such dog is placed in the custody of a licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary hospital, the cost of any such impoundment shall be borne by the owner or custodian of such dog. If after being so claimed, confined or impounded for a period of at least 14 days, it appears that such dog is not rabid, it may be released upon authorization of a duly licensed veterinarian, or upon the authorization of any persons charged with the enforcement of this subchapter.
(Ord. passed 2-27-1950)