1. Identification and Vaccination

SECTION

10-101. Identification of dogs.
10-102. Identification of cats.
10-103. Vaccination.
10-104. Penalties.

10-101. Identification of dogs. Each owner of a dog more than three (3) months of age shall attach a metal tag or otherwise affix to the collar of said dog information including but not limited to the owner's name and address. Such identification shall be in addition to a vaccination tag as otherwise required by law. (1996 Code, § 10-101)

10-102. Identification of cats. Each owner of a cat more than six (6) months of age shall attach a metal tag or otherwise affix to the collar of said cat information including but not limited to the owner's name and address. Such identification shall be in addition to a vaccination tag as otherwise required by law. (1996 Code, § 10-102) 

10-103. Vaccination.
(1) It shall be the duty of each dog owner to have such dog inoculated with an avianized antirabic vaccine or any similar vaccine by a veterinarian according to the provisions of state law.
(2) It shall be the duty of each cat owner to have such cat inoculated with an avianized antirabic vaccine or any similar vaccine by a veterinarian according to the provisions of state law.
(3) Dogs under three (3) months of age and cats under six (6) months of age are not required to be vaccinated.
(4) Any dog or cat, for which a veterinarian licensed by the state issues a certificate to the effect that the proposed inoculation will be harmful, shall be exempt from the inoculation prescribed by this chapter. (1996 Code, § 10-103)

10-104. Penalties. In addition to the penalties hereinafter provided any Police Officer of the City or any person designated by the Chief of Police shall impound any such dog or cat which does not carry tags. The owner may obtain possession of any dog or cat so impounded or seized by paying an impounding fee in accordance with schedule set forth in § 10-402 and paying the reasonable cost of keeping such dog or cat during the time that it is impounded, provided, however, that said dog or cat shall not be released until proof has been furnished to the Police Officer that the dog or cat has been inoculated with antirabic vaccine in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
After such dog or cat has been so impounded for a period of not less than seventy-two (72) hours without having been reclaimed by its owner or anyone in behalf of said owner, said dog or cat shall be destroyed under the direction of the county humane society. Notice of impounding shall be given by the person or Officer in the possession of the dog or cat within twenty-four (24) hours of impounding to the owner of the dog or cat to the owner of the dog or cat if known. (1996 Code, § 10-104)

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