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It is unlawful for the owner of any animal, when notified that such animal has bitten any person or has so injured any person as to cause an abrasion of the skin, to sell or give away such animal or permit to allow such animal to be taken beyond the limits of the city except to a veterinary hospital, and it shall be the duty of such owner upon receiving notice of such biting to immediately place such animal in a duly licensed veterinary hospital where such animal shall be confined for a period of at least 10 days or to deliver such animal to any officer for such placement; provided, upon authorization of a licensed veterinarian with the consent of the city authorized health officer, such animal may be released to the custody of its owner upon the owner’s undertaking to keep the same securely chained and confined to the premises of the owner and segregated from any other animals during such observation period. (Ord. 06C-09 § 1; Ord. A-69 § 1, 1988).