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(A) Unlawful To Own Unvaccinated Cat Or Dog: It shall be unlawful for the owner of any cat or dog to fail to have such cat or dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine within the state, and revaccinated thereafter on or before the expiration of the vaccine used. (Ord. 8, Series of 2001)
(B) Exception For Infirm Cats And Dogs: Subsection (A) of this section shall not apply to those owners who have in their possession a letter from a licensed veterinarian stating that such vaccination would to a reasonable degree of medical probability result in the death of such cat or dog.
(C) Unlawful To Fail To Produce Vaccination Certificate Or Letter: It shall be unlawful for the owner of any cat or dog to fail to produce, upon request of a police officer or other person duly appointed and employed as an animal control officer, either a valid and current certificate of rabies vaccination for such cat or dog or a letter from a licensed veterinarian stating that such vaccination would to a reasonable degree of medical probability result in the death of such cat or dog. (Ord. 21, Series of 1977)
(D) Unlawful To Fail To Provide Dogs With Collars And Rabies Tags: The owner of any dog shall cause to be placed upon the neck of such dog so owned, kept or harbored, a collar made of durable material, having attached thereto a metal tag showing that the dog has a current rabies vaccination, together with an identifying number thereon corresponding to the number on a certificate of vaccination. The collar with the tag attached thereto shall be kept on such dog at all times. This subsection shall be construed as a strict liability offense. (Ord. 45, Series of 1981)