(1) When the animal regulation authority, Eugene Police Department, or the departments of public health and human services or public safety of Lane County has grounds to suspect that an animal is infected with the disease of rabies, there shall be delivered to the owner of the animal a written notice thereof. The animal shall thereupon be quarantined at the owner’s expense as provided by state law. The biting of any person by the animal shall constitute adequate grounds for suspecting the animal to be so infected. The delivery of the notice to a member of the owner’s family 15 years of age or older at the premises where the animal is kept or at the owner’s usual place of abode, shall be delivery of notice to the owner.
(2) Any animal that has been bitten by another animal proved to be rabid shall be destroyed.
(3) If an animal exhibits symptoms of rabies while it is under quarantine, the director of the department of health and human services for Lane County may order in writing that it be destroyed and its head be submitted as directed to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.