(a)   Whenever any animal shall bite any person, the Director of Health may order such animal quarantined for a period extending not longer than ten days from the time of the biting.  Any owner or person in custody or possession of such animal who shall fail to comply with such quarantine order shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  All expenses incurred for the keeping of such animal or the necessary tests to determine whether rabies exists, shall be borne exclusively by the owner or keeper of such animal.  No person, having knowledge of the existence of any rabies, or the fact that any animal has bitten any other person, shall fail to immediately report such information to the Director of Health.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.