Animal Bites (Section 5-7)

Any person that is bitten by an animal, must report it to 911 as soon as possible. A dog bite to another dog must also be reported. In either case, the dog must go to the veterinarian within 24 hours of the incident to undergo the Rabies Observation Period. Animals not current on the rabies vaccine, must be impounded for ten days. Bites by a family pet to a family member must also be reported. Citations with a possible court appearance may also be issued The owner is responsible for all medical/vet bills incurred by the victim.