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A. Inoculation Required: 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 village 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 antirabic 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. Failure to comply with this subsection will be a violation of this chapter and subject to the penalties as set forth in section 6-2-8 of this chapter.
B. Collar And Tag: Every owner shall provide each dog more than four (4) months of age kept, harbored, or otherwise maintained by him/her in the village with a sturdy collar to which the aforesaid rabies tag shall be securely fastened, and it shall be the duty of the owner to make certain that the collar and tag are worn at all times by the dog when off the premises of the owner. (Ord. 2008-37, 11-3-2008)