(a) Any person who owns or harbors any dog, cat or other domesticated animal, whether
licensed or unlicensed, which bites any person, shall forthwith confine and quarantine
the animal for a period of ten days for rabies observation.
(b) If any unvaccinated domesticated animal is bitten by a rabid animal, the owner
shall confine the bitten animal for a period of six months. The animal shall be vaccinated or revaccinated after five months.
(c) If the animal is not confined and quarantined as directed in subsections (a) and
(b) of this section, the humane officer, dog warden or sheriff may cause the animal
to be placed in the custody and care of a licensed veterinarian for that purpose at
the owner's expense. The penalty for any violation of this section is a fine of fifty dollars or confinement
in the county or regional jail for a period of no less than two nor more than three
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