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8.06.070. Duty to report bites

            (1)        Any person having knowledge of any individual or animal having been bitten by an animal of a species subject to rabies shall report the incident immediately to the Animal Control Department.

            (2)        The owner of an animal that bites a person and any person bitten by an animal shall report the bite to the Animal Control Department within twenty-four (24) hours of the bite, regardless of whether or not the biting animal is of a species subject to rabies.

            (3)        A physician or other medical personnel who renders professional treatment to a person bitten by an animal, the bite of which might cause rabies, shall report that to the Animal Control Department within twenty-four (24) hours of treatment.  The report whall include the name, sex, and address of the person bitten as well as the type and location of the bite, and if know, shall give the name and address of the owner of the animal that inflicted the bite, and any other facts that may assist the Animal Control Department.

            (4)        Any person treating an animal bitten, injured, or mauled by another animal shall report the incident to the Animal Control Department.  The report shall contain the name and address of the owner of the wounded, injured, or bitten animal, the name and address of the owner, and description of the animal, which caused the injury, and the location of the incident.

            (5)        Any person not conforming with the requirements of this Chapter shall be in violation of this ordinance.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 98-12, Enacted, 2/5/1998
Ord. No. 14-19, Amended, 9/18/2014

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