(A)   All dogs six months old or older in the city must be properly licensed and have proof of a current rabies vaccination, unless the dog is properly licensed under procedures established by the state and the county. Current dog licenses issued by other jurisdictions within the state prior to residence in the city shall be honored and valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which they were issued.
   (B)   Any dog not confined in an enclosure, or not immediately engaged in hunting, must wear or have affixed to itself proof of licensure and rabies vaccination.
   (C)   No dog shall be exempt from a rabies vaccination, unless a registered and practicing veterinarian of the state certifies in writing that such vaccination would be detrimental to the health of the dog.
   (D)   No license or license tag issued for one dog shall be transferable to another dog. Whenever ownership or possession of any dog is permanently transferred from one person to another within the same county, the license of such dog may likewise transfer, upon written notice given by the last registered owner to the County Treasurer who shall note such transfer upon the Treasurer records. This chapter does not require procurement of a new license or the transfer of a license already secured where the possession of a dog is temporarily transferred for the purpose of boarding, hunting, trial, or show.
(Ord. passed 3-11-2021)