2020 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 (2020)

As used in this subchapter:

  1. (1) “Animal” means any animal other than dogs or cats that may be affected by rabies;

  2. (2) “Cats” means any domestic feline animal, species Felis catus;

  3. (3) “Dogs” means any domestic canine animal, species Canis lupus familiaris;

  4. (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. (5) “Owner” means any person who:

    1. (A) Has a right of property in a dog, cat, or other animal;

    2. (B) Keeps, harbors, cares for, or acts as the custodian of a dog, cat, or other animal; or

    3. (C) Knowingly permits a dog, cat, or other animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by him or her; and

  6. (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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