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(A) It shall be a civil offense for any person to own, keep or harbor any dog more than three months old that has not been vaccinated against rabies as required in this section. Only a vaccine that meets the standards prescribed by the United States Department of Agriculture for interstate sale shall be used. The vaccination shall be made annually by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian making the vaccination shall collect his or her fee for the same from the owner of the dog, shall issue a vaccination tag and shall sign and issue a certificate bearing the owner’s name and address, number of the vaccination tag issued, date of vaccination, date the dog should be revaccinated, description and sex of the dog vaccinated and the type and lot number of vaccine administered. The certificate shall be prepared in triplicate; the original shall be given to the owner, the first copy filed in the office of the local Health Department, and the second copy retained by the person administering the vaccine. The certificate form shall be the same as prepared and distributed by the State Department of Public Health.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any owner to own, keep, harbor or to permit to remain on or about the premises of such owner any dog that does not wear a tag evidencing that the dog has been vaccinated.
(1994 Code, § 10-201) (Ord. 409, passed 2-24-1986; Ord. 486, passed 4-1-1993; Ord. 494, passed 9-2-1993) Penalty, see § 90.99