[1997 Code § 122-2; Ord. No. 02-98 § 122-2]
No person shall own any dog over seven months of age within the corporate limits of the City of Absecon, unless such animal is vaccinated and licensed. The provisions of this section do not apply to cats held in a cattery or those animals held by a State or Federal licensed research facility or a veterinary establishment where animals are received or kept for diagnostic, medical, surgical or other treatments or licensed animal shelters, pounds, kennels or pet shops.
[1997 Code § 122-3; Ord. No. 02-98 § 122-3]
All animals shall be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with the latest Compendium for Animal Rabies Vaccines and Recommendations for Immunization published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, as provided by in Section 122-5.
[1997 Code § 122-4; Ord. No. 02-98 § 122-4]
A certificate of vaccination shall be issued to the owner of each animal vaccinated on a form recommended by the State of New Jersey.
[1997 Code § 122-5; Ord. No. 02-98 § 122-5]
Any animal may be exempted from the requirements of such vaccination for a specific period of time by the Atlantic County Board of Health, upon the presentation of a veterinarian's certificate stating that because of an infirmity or other physical condition or regimen of therapy the inoculation of such animal shall be deemed inadvisable.