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7 Pa. Code § 16.25. General quarantine order.

§ 16.25. General quarantine order.

 If the incidence of rabies in domestic or wild animals in a given area of this Commonwealth causes a serious risk of exposing humans or domestic animals to rabies in that area, the Department may impose, by posting and advertising in at least one newspaper, a general quarantine order restricting the movement of animals into, within or from that infected area to prevent rabies from being carried within or out of the infected area.

   (1)  If a general quarantine order has been imposed, no animals may be allowed to move from the owner’s premises unless under the direct control of the owner.

   (2)  A domestic animal found running at large in violation of the general quarantine order may be captured, confined or humanely euthanatized by a police officer or an officer or agent of the Department without liability.

   (3)  A dog found running at large in violation of the general quarantine order shall be treated in accordance with sections 302 and 303 of the Dog Law (3 P. S. § §  459-302 and 459-303).

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