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Whoever owns or harbors a dog, whether licensed or unlicenced, which bites any other person shall forthwith confine and quarantine the dog in the custody and care of a licensed veterinarian for a period of fourteen days for rabies observation. If such dog is not confined and quarantined, the Humane Officer or Police Officer will cause such dog to be placed in the custody and care of a licensed veterinarian for such purpose at the owner’s expense. In the event it should be ascertained that the dog has rabies, then the Humane Officer is authorized to cause such dog to be euthanized at owner’s expense.
In addition, the Humane Officer shall declare the animal to be a vicious dog as defined herein, and the owner, owners, or caretaker shall be issued a citation as outlined in Section 507.13. (Ord. 2005-17. Passed 8-15-05.)