What are the rules regarding rabies vaccinations?

All dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies between the ages of 12 weeks and 16 weeks. All dogs and cats shall either:

  • Receive a rabies vaccine annually
  • Receive an initial rabies vaccine, receive a booster rabies vaccine within the twelve-month period following the initial vaccination, and be revaccinated at least once every three years thereafter with a vaccine approved as a three-year vaccine

All vaccines administered under this section shall be licensed for use in that species by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by a duly authorized veterinarian. A paper certificate must be issued upon each vaccination stating the following:

  • Address of the owner
  • Administering veterinarian’s signature and license number
  • Date of the vaccination
  • Date the vaccination expires
  • Description of the dog or cat
  • Kind of vaccine used
  • Name of the owner

Animal owners shall provide proof of current rabies vaccination for any animal required to be vaccinated under this article upon request by the Supervisor of Animal Services or their designee.

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