It shall be the duty of every owner who keeps, harbors, or otherwise maintains a dog or cat more than four (4) months of age in the city to have the same inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Dogs must have a valid rabies certificate according to the laws of the state of Illinois. For dogs, the type and brand of the antirabies vaccine used and the method of inoculation shall be in accordance with and evidenced by a rabies tag specified by the applicable laws of the state of Illinois. Any dog or cat which is not inoculated against rabies as required herein is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and such dog or cat may be apprehended and impounded. (Ord. 490, 1-24-2005)