What is the law and/or legal ramifications in Indiana on the following ...a person's dog bit their adult son; severity of bite is of a deep scratch with some bleeding.dog is less than a year old pitbull; has not yet had its rabies shot, but dog is an inside dog and has not been unattended or been anywhere to have been bitten itself to acquire rabiesvet's assistant told this person that the dog had to be quarantined for 10 days. person has already made arrangements elsewhere to have the dog put down as the dog has bitten before, but not broken skin until today. vet's assistant stated they would need the dog's head. if person just has the dog put down and nothing more, are there legal ramifications, ie., fines, etc., if they do not go through the vet's office and/or provide the dogs head?
HiI am sorry to hear of this situation all the way around. The purpose of giving the vet the Head is so they can do the rabies check once the dog is put down. And they need to know if there is rabies. I suggest you could allow them to do the quarantine, and that way they can observe to see if the dog has signs of rabies without the use of the brain. Once that is done and the dog released to you, you can put the dog down or have the vet who has observed put the dog down.If you go ahead and have the dog put down without observation or providing the head for further diagnosis, there would be a fine of up to a $1000 or so and also possible jail time for interferring with the law.Please note if you have other questions use the REPLY to EXPERT. Otherwise, please give a positive rating. This will NOT close your question and it will be available for future follow upThank you
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