10.06.02.08

.08 Area Quarantine.

A. If rabies is known to exist within an area, the Public Health Veterinarian, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, may establish an area quarantine for rabies, define the boundaries of the quarantine area, and specify the species of animal or animals subject to the quarantine.

B. The owner or custodian of an animal subject to the area quarantine shall keep the animal in quarantine on the premises of the owner or custodian at all times until the area quarantine is terminated in writing by the Public Health Veterinarian, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

C. A person may not bring an animal subject to an area quarantine into or out of the quarantine area without the written permission of the Public Health Veterinarian and the Department of Agriculture.