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SECTION 2143
Rabies; seizure and disposal; reports
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 21, TITLE 4
§ 2143. Rabies; seizure and disposal; reports. Whenever the
commissioner certifies a county to have a rabies alert pursuant to
section twenty-one hundred forty-two of this title, any duly appointed
dog control officer, animal control officer, peace officer, police
officer, or health officer for that area may seize and confine any dog,
cat or domesticated ferret found at large and may destroy a dog, cat or
domesticated ferret found at large that is exhibiting symptoms of rabies
and cannot be seized without placing any person at serious risk of
physical injury. Any duly appointed person who seizes, confines, or
destroys a dog, cat or domesticated ferret pursuant to this section
shall immediately report in writing the facts relating thereto to the
county or local health authority.