§ 41.18.

VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR LICENSE

a.

So long as the State of California has declared the City and County of San Francisco to be a rabies-endemic county, it shall be a requirement that every person owning, keeping or controlling a dog over the age of four months within the City and County of San Francisco shall at all times have procured current vaccination of the dog by a licensed veterinarian with an approved canine antirabies vaccine.

b.

Upon proof of a current antirabies vaccination, a license may be issued pursuant to this Article for any period not to exceed 36 months, or three years. However, the license period shall in no event exceed the remaining period of validity of the animal’s current antirabies vaccination.

c.

Every veterinarian who vaccinates or causes or directs to be vaccinated in the City any dog with anti-rabies vaccine shall:

1.

Use a form approved by the licensing authority to certify that such animal has been vaccinated; and

2.

Notify the licensing authority when such animal is vaccinated within 30 days.

History

(Added by Ord. 280-92, App. 8/31/92; amended by Ord. 321-98, App. 10/23/98)

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