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It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or have in his or her custody or control for longer than three days a dog or cat or ferret four months old or older, unless such dog or cat or ferret has been vaccinated with a United States Department of Agriculture and Division of Health Services approved vaccine as follows:
(A) The first vaccination of such dog or cat or ferret (which cannot be administered until such dog or cat or ferret shall be at least three months old) shall be good for a period of 12 months.
(B) The second and all subsequent vaccines shall be good for a period of 36 months. A certificate of rabies vaccination shall be signed by a licensed veterinarian certifying that the dog or cat or ferret has been vaccinated by such veterinarian, along with the date of vaccination, the type of vaccine, the rabies tag number, the sex and breed of the dog and the name and address of the owner. Each vaccinated dog shall be required to wear a rabies tag. An owner of a dog does not have to display a rabies vaccination tag on the dog during the actual duration of organized hunting activity while the dog is on private property with the consent of the owner of the property and the owner is in actual possession of the rabies vaccination tag during the organized hunting activity. As provided by city ordinance, cats are exempt from wearing tags and collars.
(C) The owner or keeper of any ferret must have the ferret vaccinated against rabies. It shall be unlawful for any ferret owner or keeper who resides in the city to fail to obtain and to have in the individual’s possession a current rabies vaccination tag for any ferret over four months of age.
(Ord. 01-32, passed 5-29-2001) Penalty, see § 99.99