§ 3-4-24. Quarantine  


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  • (a) Where rabies has been found to exist in any animal, or where its existence is suspected, the animal control director or his/her designee may designate an area within which quarantine of all such animals shall be maintained and all such animals shall thereupon be immediately confined to the premises designated by the animal control director or his/her designee in a manner approved by state and county health officials, whether or not such animal has been vaccinated against rabies.

    (b) No animal shall be removed from or brought into a quarantined area or premises without prior approval of the animal control director or his/her designee.

    (c) Quarantine ordered by the animal control director or his/her designee shall be maintained for such period as the animal control director or his/her designee deems necessary to protect the public health.

    (d) Quarantined areas or premises and areas where rabid animals or animals suspected of rabies remain at large, shall be posted by the animal control director or his/her designee with signs which read as follows:

    "Rabies Suspected"

    or

    "Rabies—Keep Away From Animals"

    Such signs shall be conspicuously displayed in a place designated by the animal control director or his/her designee and shall not be defaced or removed except by the animal control director or his/her designee. Signs furnished and approved by the animal control director shall be used.

    (e) The owner or custodian of each animal subject to a quarantine invoked by the animal control director or his/her designee under terms of this regulation shall be notified of the quarantine, the particular animals subject thereto, and shall be given such other information as the animal control director or his/her designee deems necessary.

    (f) The heads of all animals suspected of having had rabies at time of death shall be submitted to the animal control director or his/her designee for examination by the department of human resources laboratory. When necessary, the animal control director or his/her designee can sacrifice an animal for the purpose of submitting brain tissue for rabies analysis.

(Ord. No. 12-12, § II, 7-16-12)