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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, or harbor any dog or cat over four months old within the county unless such dog or cat has been vaccinated with a species-appropriate vaccine approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by a licensed veterinarian, and has received any required revaccination against rabies as specified in the certificate of vaccination.
(B) Upon vaccination or revaccination of a dog or cat as required by this section, a suitable and distinctive rabies tag and a certificate of vaccination, properly executed and signed by the licensed veterinarian performing the vaccination, shall be issued to the animal’s owner by the veterinarian who shall retain a copy of the certificate for his or her records.
(C) The certificate issued pursuant to division (B) above shall be NASPHV form #50, or its equivalent, and shall certify that the dog or cat has been vaccinated in accordance with this subchapter, and shall include the following information:
(1) The date of vaccination;
(2) The date of required revaccination;
(3) The rabies tag number;
(4) A brief description of the dog or cat or its age, sex, and breed; and
(5) The name and address of the animal’s owner.
(D) This certificate issued pursuant to division (B) above shall be preserved by the owner of the dog or cat and exhibited promptly on request for inspection by the Animal Commissioner or any law enforcement officer.
(E) Any person owning, keeping, or harboring any dog or cat over four months old shall have the required vaccination performed within 30 days from the day on which the dog or cat is owned, kept, harbored, or moved into the county by the person, whichever is later.
(Ord. passed 5-14-1987) Penalty, see § 10.99