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(A) It is unlawful for a person having knowledge that a person has been bitten by an animal to refuse or fail to notify the county animal control immediately. For the purposes of this section, the word IMMEDIATELY means by telephone, fax, e-mail, in person or by other than use of the mail.
(B) Upon receiving a bite report, the county animal control shall record all pertinent information on a standardized form. Records should show that after a bite report is received, it has been investigated and, if possible, the biting animal confined and the attending physician notified of the animal’s health. Investigation may include contact with the person bitten, or for a minor, with their parent or guardian, attending physician, veterinarian and any other appropriate source to coordinate information, make referral of patient and recommended treatment.
(C) The county animal control will, upon request, take appropriate measures to assist municipalities in the apprehension of biters.
(1980 Code, § 90.04) (Res. 99-61, adopted 2-18-1999; Res. 06-122, adopted 3-16-2006) Penalty, see § 90.99