Whereas major veterinary schools and the American Animal Hospital Association recommend that most major canine vaccines should be given once every three years
Whereas unnecessary rabies vaccination can have adverse affects such as autoimmune diseases affecting the thyroid, joints, blood, eyes, skin, kidney, liver, bowel and central nervous system; anaphylactic shock; aggression; seizures; epilepsy; and fibrosarcomas at injection sites are linked to rabies vaccinations
Whereas studies show no difference in compliance between cities requiring the vaccine annually and those requiring the vaccine every 3 years.
We, the undersigned hereby petition the City Council to amend City Ordinace 47-695, Sec. 6.05.130 Rabies Vaccination Requirement from every 12 months to every 36 months.
Ord. No. 47-695
Sec. 6.04.130 Rabies vaccination required.
The owner of any dog over five months of age maintained or harbored at any time in the city shall have such dog vaccinated against rabies each twelve months (change to 36 months) with an approved vaccine administered by a veterinarian, who shall maintain a record of vaccination for a period of at least two (Change to four) years, and who shall issue the owner of the dog a vaccination certificate. The owner shall retain such certificate until the vaccination is renewed.