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City Requirements - Rabies Vaccine

Code of Ordinances of the City of Raytown, Missouri
Sec. 4-23.

Rabies vaccination tag required:

(a) It shall be the duty of every person owning, keeping or harboring in the city any dog, cat or ferret over the age of ninety (90) days to procure from a licensed veterinarian a tag or emblem evidencing a current inoculation of said animal against rabies within the preceding twelve (12) months.

(b) No owner or keeper of any dog, cat or ferret shall allow or permit such dog, cat or ferret to be outside the residence of said owner or keeper at any time other than when enclosed on all sides in a cage or covered dog run without having attached to a collar about the neck of such animal or to a secure body harness a rabies vaccination tag. All veterinarians shall issue rabies vaccination certificates and tags in a uniform color and shape as recommended for each year by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc.

(c) Upon a plea of guilty or conviction of a first offense for failure to display a rabies tag pursuant to this section, the penalty shall be a fine of fifty dollars and fifty cents ($50.50) plus court costs. Any person charged with a first offense for failure to adequately display a rabies tag shall have the option of paying the specified fine upon entering a plea of guilty and upon waiving appearance in court.

(d) Upon conviction of a second offense for failure to display a rabies tag pursuant to this section, the penalty shall be a fine of one hundred dollars and fifty cents ($100.50) plus court costs.

(e) Upon conviction of a third offense for failure to display a rabies tag pursuant to this section, the penalty shall be a fine of two hundred fifty dollars and fifty cents ($250.50) plus court costs.

(f) Upon conviction of a fourth or subsequent offense for failure to display a rabies tag pursuant to this section, the penalty shall be a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) plus court costs.

(Ord. No. 2039-80, § 2, 3-20-80; Ord. No. 2475-82, § 4, 12-7-82; Ord. No. 2765-85, § 1, 3-5-85; Ord. No. 4680-01, § 1, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 5239, § 3, 7-3-07; Ord. No. 5191-07, § 1, 3-6-07)
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