§ 6-2-4  RABIES CONTROL AND QUARANTINE; REPORTING INCIDENTS OF BITING; HANDLING OF BITING ANIMALS.
   A.   If a dog is impounded and found to be unvaccinated, the City Enforcement Agent is hereby authorized to cause the dog to be vaccinated at a cost to be borne by the owner.  The vaccination shall be performed by a veterinarian, who shall issue a certificate of vaccination.
   B.   An unlicensed or unvaccinated dog that bites any person shall be confined and quarantined in a pound or, upon request of and at the expense of the owner, at a veterinary hospital for a period of not less than ten days.  A dog properly licensed and vaccinated pursuant to this chapter, that bites any person, may be confined and quarantined at the home of the owner or wherever the dog is harbored and maintained with the consent of and in a manner prescribed by the City Enforcement Agent.
   C.   Any animal, other than a dog or wild animal, that bites any person shall be confined and quarantined in a pound or, upon the request of and at the expense of the owner, at a veterinary hospital for a period of not less than 14 days, provided that livestock shall be confined and quarantined for a 14-day period in a manner regulated by the State Livestock Sanitary Board.  If the animal is a caged rodent, it may be confined and quarantined at the home of the owner or where it is harbored or maintained, for the required period of time, with the consent of and in a manner prescribed by the City Enforcement Agent.
   D.   Any wild animal which bites any person may be killed and submitted to the City Enforcement Agent, or his or her deputies, for transmission to an appropriate diagnostic laboratory.
   E.   Whenever an animal bites any person, the incident shall be reported to the City Enforcement Agent immediately by any person having direct knowledge.
   F.   Nothing in this section shall be construed to preempt the requirements of the state’s rabies control statutes, A.R.S. §§ 11-1001 et seq.
(Ord. 2012-004, passed 6-19-2012)  Penalty, see Article 1-8