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(A) Before a license is issued for any dog, the owner must present a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian, stating the owner’s name and address, and giving the dog’s description, date of vaccination and type, manufacturer and serial number of the vaccine, and the date revaccination is due. A duplicate of each rabies vaccination certificate issued shall be transmitted to the Enforcement Officer on or before the tenth day of the month following the month in which the dog was vaccinated. No dog shall be licensed unless it is vaccinated in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(B) A dog vaccinated in any other place prior to entry into the City may be licensed in the City; provided, that, at the time of licensing, the owner of the dog presents a vaccination certificate, signed by a veterinarian licensed to practice in that place or a veterinarian employed by a governmental agency in that place, stating the owner’s name and address, and giving the dog’s description, date of vaccination and type, manufacturer and serial number of the vaccine used. The vaccination must be in conformity with the provisions of this section. Upon renewal of a license, the owner must present a vaccination certificate by a veterinarian or agency that is in conformance with A.R.S. Title 11, Chapter 7, Article 6.

(C) If a dog is impounded and found to be unvaccinated, the enforcement officer will cause the dog to be vaccinated at the pound at a cost to be borne by the owner. The vaccination shall be performed by animal control personnel or other qualified personnel to whom animal control personnel have delegated such duty, and who shall then issue a certificate of vaccination. The vaccinated animal shall not be released until such time as all vaccination, care and impound fees are paid in full. (Ord. 442 § 2, passed 6-28-2023; Ord. 445 § 2, passed 9-25-2023.)