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It is unlawful for the owner of any animal, when bitten by such animal or when notified that such animal has bitten any person or animal, or has so injured as to cause an abrasion of the skin, to sell or give away such animal, or to permit or allow such animal to be taken beyond the limits of the Village, except to a veterinary hospital within the county; but it shall be the duty of the owner, upon being bitten or upon receiving notice of any such bite or injury, to immediately:
A. Confine the biting animal under the observation of a licensed veterinarian for a period of ten (10) days beginning within twenty-four (24) hours of the biting incident or the owner's notification of the biting incident. The biting animal may be confined on the premises of its owner in a manner which will prevent it from biting any person or animal, if a licensed veterinarian determines such confinement satisfactory.
B. If the biting animal is currently inoculated with rabies vaccine, and is authorized to be confined on the premises of its owner, the owner of such animal shall have the animal examined by a licensed veterinarian on the first and tenth day following a bite; if the biting animal is not currently inoculated with rabies vaccine, and is authorized to be confined on the premises of its owner, the owner shall have the biting animal examined by a licensed veterinarian on the first, fifth and tenth day following a bite.
C. If any animal, whether it is currently inoculated with rabies vaccine or not, bites a person about the face or neck, its owner shall deliver such animal to be confined by a licensed veterinarian for a period of not less than five days, and examined by a veterinarian on the tenth day following such bite.
D. The remains of any animal which dies within ten (10) days of biting any person or animal shall be delivered to a licensed veterinarian for examination and proper disposal.
E. If at the end of the period of confinement it is determined that the confined animal is not infected with rabies, it shall be released from confinement upon presentation of a current rabies inoculation certificate and license tag, and upon payment of any fees and charges required by this code and any fee for veterinary services; if an animal is not claimed by the owner, the animal may be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the state statutes.
F. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to order confinement by a licensed veterinarian within the county of any biting animal whenever in his or her judgment, after consultation with a licensed veterinarian, such action is necessary to protect the public health and safety.
(Prior code § 13.10)