2017 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 19 - Animals
Subchapter 3 - Rabies Control Act
§ 20-19-302. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-19-302 (2017)
  • As used in this subchapter:
    • (1) "Animal" means any animal other than dogs or cats that may be affected by rabies;
    • (2) "Cats" means any domestic feline animal, species Felis catus;
    • (3) "Dogs" means any domestic canine animal, species Canis lupus familiaris;
    • (4) "Has been bitten" means the skin has been penetrated by an animal's teeth and saliva has contacted a break or abrasion of the skin;
    • (5) "Owner" means any person who:
      • (A) Has a right of property in a dog, cat, or other animal;
      • (B) Keeps, harbors, cares for, or acts as the custodian of a dog, cat, or other animal; or
      • (C) Knowingly permits a dog, cat, or other animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by him or her; and
    • (6) "Vaccination against rabies" means the injection, subcutaneously or otherwise, of antirabic vaccine, as approved by the United States Department of Agriculture or the State Board of Health and administered by a licensed veterinarian or agent of the Department of Health.
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