Rabies Protection

An owner of a dog, cat or ferret must have the animal vaccinated against rabies in a manner that satisfies the requirement of state law. Dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies prior to four (4) months of age and again twelve (12) months after the first rabies vaccination. Subsequent booster rabies vaccinations must be repeated at one (1) or three (3) year intervals depending upon the vaccine used by the veterinarian.

The licensed veterinarian vaccinating the animal shall furnish the owner a rabies tag made of durable material. A tag issued for a dog, cat and/or ferret must be attached to the collar of the animal and must be worn at all times. Rabies tags are not transferable.

All dogs and cats within the city limits shall be currently immunized against rabies.