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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 04 - Dogs

Section: 90 - BiteReport impoundment required

Every person of the age of maturity, or the guardian or parent of a minor child, shall report to the county pound master the fact of having been bitten, or of any person under their custody having been bitten by a dog, within a period of forty-eight hours after the occurrence of the bite, and furnishing such information as may be required properly to identify the dog, and all physicians and surgeons treating dog bites shall report such fact to the pound master when ordered to do so by the county health officer. It shall be the duty of the pound master to thoroughly investigate the occurrence of the dog bite and cause the dog concerned to be impounded for a period of ten days for observation but at the discretion of the pound master, he may require that the dog be quarantined and isolated upon the property of the owner, provided that the facilities thereupon are suitable for such purpose and it is unlawful for any person to release a dog so impounded or quarantined except upon the written release of the pound master. It is unlawful for any person to kill, destroy or otherwise dispose of any dog under observation.

 

 (Ord. 93-15 § 2, 1993: Ord. 69-14 § 9, 1969.)