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Each owner of any dog, cat or ferret four months of age or older shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian of the owner's choice. Evidence of vaccination shall consist of a certificate signed and dated by the veterinarian. Type and brand of vaccine used shall be as approved by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois. Vaccination shall be required every three years or at such other interval as required by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois.
A current certificate of vaccination issued by a veterinarian licensed to practice in any other jurisdiction establishing vaccination with a vaccine approved by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, may be accepted by the Executive Director, or for the issuance of dog licenses, by the City Clerk.
(Prior code § 98-8.6; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-01, p. 75777, § 4.4; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 4.1; Amend Coun. J. 6-13-07, p. 2873, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. I, § 23)