71-4407. Domestic or hybrid animal bitten by a rabid animal; disposition.

In the case of domestic or hybrid animals known to have been bitten by a rabid animal, the following rules shall apply:

(1) If the bitten or exposed domestic or hybrid animal has not been vaccinated in accordance with sections 71-4402 and 71-4402.02, such bitten or exposed domestic or hybrid animal shall be immediately destroyed unless the owner is willing to place such domestic or hybrid animal in strict isolation in a kennel under veterinary supervision for a period of not less than six months; and

(2) If the bitten or exposed domestic or hybrid animal has been vaccinated in accordance with sections 71-4402 and 71-4402.02, such domestic or hybrid animal shall be subject to the following procedure: (a) Such domestic or hybrid animal shall be immediately revaccinated and confined for a period of not less than thirty days following vaccination; (b) if such domestic or hybrid animal is not immediately revaccinated, such domestic or hybrid animal shall be confined in strict isolation in a kennel for a period of not less than six months under the supervision of a veterinarian; or (c) such domestic or hybrid animal shall be destroyed if the owner does not comply with either subdivision (a) or (b) of this subdivision.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 445, § 7, p. 1487; Laws 1987, LB 104, § 7; Laws 2007, LB25, § 9.