Rabies & Quarantine
Rabies ControlDog or cat owners must have the animal vaccinated against rabies when the animal reaches three months of age and re-vaccinated at one year of age, and annually thereafter. It is unlawful to harbor a dog or cat that has not been currently vaccinated against rabies.
TagsMetal rabies tags bearing the vaccination certificate number, year of issuance, name and address of the issuing veterinarian must be attached to the collar or harness of dogs and cats and must be worn by the animals at all times.
Exposure to RabiesAnimals known to have been, or suspected of being, exposed to rabies must be immediately reported to animal control. Currently vaccinated animals must be re-vaccinated immediately and confined, according to the method prescribed by the City, for not less than 90 days. Animals not having a current vaccination may be humanely destroyed.
If the owner chooses, at his/her expense and in a manner prescribed by the city, confine the animal. The animal must be:
- vaccinated immediately following exposure
- quarantined for not less than six months
- re-vaccinated one month prior to release from quarantine