[R.O. 2004 § 205.180]
[R.O. 2004 § 205.190; CC 1986 § 73.330]
The owner, upon demand made by the County Department of Public Health and Welfare, shall forthwith surrender any animal which has bitten a human or which is suspected as having been exposed to rabies for supervised quarantine, the expense of such shall be borne by the owner.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.200; CC 1986 § 73.340]
Any animal quarantined under the provisions of this Article may be reclaimed by the owner, if it has been adjudged free of rabies, upon payment of the fees prescribed in Section 205.170 of this Chapter and, in the case of dogs or cats, upon compliance with the immunization provisions set forth in this Chapter.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.210; CC 1986 § 73.350]
When an animal under quarantine has been diagnosed being rabid or suspected by a licensed veterinarian as being rabid and dies while under such observation, the County Department of Public Health and Welfare shall immediately send the head of such animal to the State Health Department for pathological examination and shall notify the proper Public Health Officer of reports of human contacts and the diagnosis made of the suspected animal.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.220; CC 1986 § 73.360]
Every animal bitten by an animal adjudged to be rabid shall be forthwith destroyed or, at the owner's option and expense, shall be treated for rabies infection by a licensed veterinarian or held under six (6) months quarantine by the owner in the same manner as other animals are quarantined.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.230; CC 1986 § 73.370]
When a report under Sections 205.210 and 205.220 gives a positive diagnosis of rabies, the County Director of Public Health and Welfare shall recommend a City-wide quarantine, and no animal shall be taken into the streets or permitted to be in the streets during such period of quarantine. During such quarantine, no animal may be taken or shipped from the City without written permission of the County Director of Public Health and Welfare.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.240; CC 1986 § 73.380]
In the event there are additional positive cases of rabies occurring during a period of quarantine imposed under Section 205.230, such period of quarantine may be extended for an additional six (6) months.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.250; CC 1986 § 73.390]
No person shall kill or cause to be killed any rabid animal, any animal suspected of having been exposed to rabies or any animal biting a human, except as provided in this Article; nor remove the same from the City limits without written permission from the County Director of Public Health and Welfare.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.260; CC 1986 § 73.400]
The carcass of any dead animal exposed to rabies shall be, upon demand, surrendered to the County Director of Public Health and Welfare.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.270; CC 1986 § 73.410]
The County Director of Public Health and Welfare shall direct the disposition of any animal found to be infected with rabies.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.280; CC 1986 § 73.420]
No person shall fail or refuse to surrender any animal for quarantine or destruction as required herein when demand is made therefor by the County Director of Public Health and Welfare.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.290; CC 1986 § 73.430]
It shall be the duty of every physician to report to the County Department of Public Health and Welfare the names and addresses of persons treated for bites inflicted by animals, together with such other information as will be helpful in rabies control.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.300; CC 1986 § 73.440]
It shall be the duty of every licensed veterinarian to report to the County Department of Public Health and Welfare his/her diagnosis of any animal observed by him/her as a rabies suspect.
[R.O. 2004 § 205.310; CC 1986 § 73.450]
It shall be the duty of the County Department of Public Health and Welfare to keep or cause to be kept accurate and detailed records of all animal bite cases reported to it and its investigation of same.