The vaccination certificate shall indicate the date of vaccination, the type of vaccine used and the period of immunization. FLORIDA (WITH medical exemption) (Acts 1990, No. The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2008, 18. VACCINATION Exemption signed into law 10/7/11 http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoonosis/rabies/Colorado%20Revised%20Statute.pdf "(2) A veterinarian, with the written consent of an animal's owner, may issue a written waiver pursuant to the rules of the health department, exempting an animal from a rabies vaccination order if the veterinarian, in his or her professional opinion, determines that the rabies inoculation is contraindicated due to the animal's medical condition. This dataset relies on external validation for accuracy and understanding of the application of laws and policies. 11-31-212. (2) An animal exempted under subdivision (1) shall be considered unvaccinated by the State Board of Health in the event of the animal's exposure to a confirmed or suspected rabid animal. Wyoming Statutes Title 11 Chapter 31 Section 11-31-212. Â§ 3.2-6521. Under Indiana law, all dogs, cats and ferrets older than 3 months of age must be vaccinated against the rabies virus. What Pet Owners Need to Know About Rabies Vaccinations in New York State (Effective November 20, 2002, this information sheet must be provided by pet dealers to consumers upon point of sale of cats, d ogs, and ferrets.) Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats; antirabies clinics. Veterinarians are obligated to adhere to state/local/provincial statutes when administering rabies vaccines to dogs. Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Dogs and Other Animals Section 351.33 Rabies Vaccination. Wisconsin Statutes Â§95.21 Rabies control program. Rules and Regulations, SECTION II. Alabama Code Alabama Code Title 3 Section 7A-2 Certificates not complying with the provisions of this section, or certificates issued by those persons unauthorized to administer rabies vaccine, shall not be valid. 436:100 Rabies Vaccination Required; Exemption. Upon vaccination against rabies, the licensed veterinarian … Canine Rabies Vaccination (HSC 121690, 17 CCR 2606.4): The owner of ... State law does not prohibit the use of canine rabies vaccines in domestic dog-wolf hybrids. (ii) The last day of the month of the dog's current rabies vaccination, every third year. Over the past 100 years, there has been a substantial decrease in the number of human rabies cases due to the availability of a vaccine and vigilant surveillance by public health officials. For the health of the general public and their pets, all pets must be appropriately vaccinated for rabies, according to state … (a) The owner or custodian of a domestic dog, cat, or ferret shall cause the animal to be vaccinated against rabies by the time the animal is four months of age and at regular intervals thereafter according to the label directions of an approved rabies vaccine for use in that species, or as prescribed by ordinances or rules adopted by a municipality within whose jurisdiction the animal owner resides. (3) Dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, cattle, and sheep which have an owner, are wanted by that owner, and for which the owner produces rabies vaccination certificates containing the following shall be immediately re-vaccinated and kept under the owner's control and observed for 45 days: 12:68:06:09. 6.00 RABIES VACCINATION PROTOCOL 6.01 Vaccine Administration, Texas Administrative Code Title 25 Part 1 Chapter 169 Subchapter A Rule 169.29, Vermont Department of Health Final Rules Vaccination of Domestic Pets, Wolf/Hybrids and Livestock Against Rabies. ARTICLE 20A. RABIES LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES as of 11/2014. That Â§19-20A-2 and Â§19-20A-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows: WEST VIRGINIA (NO medical exemption) KENTUCKY (NO medical exemption) Annual or triennial administration is standard; however, certain vaccines are licensed for boosting every four years. Penalty. These rules apply to all dogs, including puppies, service animals, and emotional support dogs. "All dogs four months of age and older must have a current rabies vaccination, with vaccine and by the procedure recommended by the Compendium, etc...", 16. A rabies vaccine … Maryland Code Health -- Â§ 18-318. Kansas Department of Health cites CDC 2008 Rabies Compendium (PDF). TEXAS (NO medical exemption) The certificate must state that the animal has not been exposed to rabies, that it is free from signs of any contagious or communicable disease, that it has been currently vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian, the date of vaccination, the type of vaccine used, and the date the animal is due for boostering for rabies immunization. Rabies vaccine can prevent rabies. Information was gathered by Kris Christine, Co-Founder of the Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust Every US state has a 3-year revaccination protocol after the second vaccine is given -- BUT a few county and city laws may differ. Registration and licenses: No town clerk or, in Boston, the police commissioner, shall grant such license for any dog unless the owner thereof provides such town clerk or, in Boston, the police commissioner, either a veterinarian's certification that such dog has been vaccinated in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred and forty-five B, or has been certified exempt from such provision as hereinafter provided, or a notarized letter from a veterinarian that a certification was issued or a metal rabies tag bearing an expiration date indicating that such certification is still in effect. The General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 140: Section 145B. Minnesota Rabies Law http://www.bah.state.mn.us/diseases/rabies/files/rabies-rules.pdf> Rabies vaccine shall be administered only by a licensed veterinarian or by a certified rabies vaccinator. A dog licensing official may grant an exemption from the provisions of section one hundred and forty-five B for any dog which has not yet attained the age of six months, any dog which the local board of health, for a specified period of time, declared exempt upon presentation of a veterinarian's certificate stating that because of an infirmity, other physical condition or regimen of therapy, that inoculation is thereby deemed inadvisable, or any dog in transit, or dog brought into the commonwealth, temporarily, for the sole purpose of showing in dog shows or exhibition. MAINE (WITH medical exemption) Initial Vaccination: The owner of every dog or cat four (4) months of age or older shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies. Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, a license shall be issued or renewed for a period of one year, provided, that at the option of the governing board of the municipality, a license may be issued or renewed for a period of one, two or three years, and provided further, that no license shall be issued for a period expiring after the last day of the eleventh month following the expiration date of the current rabies certificate for the dog being licensed. Humans get rabies when they are bitten or scratched by infected animals. NEW YORK (WITH medical exemption form & in Health Department fact sheet, but not written into law) (d) In addition to the authority provided in subdivisions (a), (b), and (c), a license may be issued, as provided by this section, by a board of supervisors for a period not to exceed three years for dogs that have attained the age of 12 months, or older, and who have been vaccinated against rabies. the license period shall not extend beyond the remaining period of validity for the current rabies vaccination. 32. Department of Health and Welfare Idaho Rabies Protocol, Protocol for Animal Isolation, Animal Bites and Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis 2007, Illinois Title 8 Part 30 Animal Control Act, Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Dogs and Other Animals Section 351.33, Kansas Department of Health cites CDC 2008 Rabies Compendium, The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2008, LOUISIANA Administrative Code Title 51 Part III Chapter 1, Section 103, Chapter 260 Rabies Immunization Requirements for Dog Licensure. 1819 N. Broad St. Barrack Hall, Suite 300, Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2016, State Rabies Vaccination Laws for Domestic Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets in the United States. 18 STATES HAVE RABIES MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin (1) ALABAMA Alabama Code Alabama Code Title … 47. (1) The owner of a dog that is 4 or more months old shall apply to the treasurer of the county,.....for a license for each dog owned or kept by him or her. (NOTE: Some localities throughout the state may have stricter local laws.) 44. NEW MEXICO (NO medical exemption) Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats; antirabies clinics. General Â§ 18-319. http://mlis.state.md.us/asp/web_statutes.asp?ghg&18-319 (a) Except as otherwise provided by board rule, the owner of a dog or cat shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies by the time the animal is four months of age and at regular intervals thereafter as prescribed by board rule. Text, effective June 6, 2010. 828.30 Rabies vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets. North Carolina General Statutes, Â§ 130A 185. However, rabies transmission to domestic animals, common house pets, and humans is still a reality. In rabies infected areas, dogs, cats, and ferrets recently vaccinated shall be kept under control for at least 30 days before being allowed to run free. A special thanks to Kris Christine (Rabies Challenge Fund) for compling the in (a) Every owner of a dog, cat, or ferret required to be immunized for rabies as defined in this chapter, shall cause the animal to be immunized by the rabies officer, his or her authorized representative, or any duly licensed veterinarian, when the animal reaches three months of age and subsequently in accordance with the intervals specified in the vaccine's license. (3) An owner of a dog, cat, or ferret shall have it vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated following veterinary and vaccine manufacture instructions. Such exemption may be granted for an individual animal only after the veterinarian has consulted with the State Veterinarian, the Commissioner of Agriculture, or the commissioner's designee, and completed and submitted to the department an application for exemption from rabies vaccination on a form approved by the Department of Agriculture. The standards for animal rabies vaccination are the following: Animal identification including, but not limited to species, gender, age, and predominant breed and coloring must be indicated on the vaccination certificate. Whoever is the owner or keeper of a dog or cat in the commonwealth six months of age or older shall cause such dog or cat to be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian using a licensed vaccine according to the manufacturerÂs directions, and shall cause such dog or cat to be revaccinated at intervals recommended by the manufacturer. § 3.2-6521. Keeping Pets and People Safe from Rabies. 11. IDAHO (NO medical exemption) Vermont Department of Health Final Rules Vaccination of Domestic Pets, Wolf/Hybrids and Livestock Against Rabies. Rabies vaccination requirements do not apply to puppies and kittens under three months of age. However, when issuing a license pursuant to this subdivision, All dogs, cats and ferrets over four months of age shall be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate), showing a current vaccination against rabies. Thereafter, the interval between revaccinations should conform to the Compendium of Animal Rabies and Control, 2008, Part III: Rabies Vaccines Licensed and Marketed in the U.S., published by the Naitonal Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. (Appendix A), 5. Every dog, cat, and ferret shall be revaccinated at such intervals and with such vaccines as the commissioner shall specify from time to time. (a) A person who owns, obtains or possesses a dog or cat within the State of West Virginia shall have the dog or cat properly vaccinated against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for three years, boostered one year after initial vaccination and every third year thereafter. 95.21(2) (2) Rabies vaccination required for dogs. Summary: This map describes state rabies vaccination laws with those states that allow owners to seek an exemption (opt-out) from vaccination requirements. In Canada, rabies vaccination of dogs and cats is only required in the province of Ontario. Massachusetts Rabies Immunization Program for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets Chapter 141, Section 145B of the Massachuetts General Laws and 105 Code of Massachusetts (CMR) 330 require that all dogs and cats in Masschusetts be vaccinated against rabies. 28-1-13. Required Paperwork A current rabies vaccination certificate is required if the rabies vaccination on file has expired. North Dakota Century Code Title 23 Chapter 23-26 Rabies Control 23-36-01, Oregon Administrative Rules Division19 Â§333-019-0017. The vaccine must be administered by a licensed and accredited veterinarian only. PHLP cannot provide legal advice on any issue and cannot represent any individual or entity in any matter. Before a license is issued for any dog, the owner or a veterinarian must present a paper or electronic copy or telefacsimile of the vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian stating the owner's name and address, and giving the dog's description, date of vaccination, manufacturer and serial number of the vaccine used and date revaccination is due. Public Health Law Program within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, MAINTAINED BY: Rabies laws apply to dogs and cats kept as pets, and they are in place solely to protect human health due to the nearly 100% fatality rate with rabies infection. There is no national rabies law and some county or city laws may No municipal clerk or other official designated by the governing body of any municipality to license dogs therein shall grant any such license and official metal registration tag for any dog unless the owner thereof provides evidence that the dog to be licensed and registered has been inoculated with a rabies vaccine of a type approved by and administered in accordance with the recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, or has been certified exempt as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health. Such vaccination shall be performed by a veterinarian duly licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Nebraska; NAC 571.080 Dogs and cats. Dogs, cats, and ferrets to be immunized; sale, etc., of vaccine; vaccination exemptions. Only licensed vaccines shall be used. SOUTH CAROLINA Rabies Control Title 47. Animal Industry Bureau Health Requirements Governing the Admission of Animals DOGS 2008, and Their Application in Animals Under the California Rabies Control Program, Division 14 FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE Any dog brought into Wisconsin that is 5 months of age or older shall be vaccinated for rabies within 30 days after the dog is obtained or brought into the state unless the dog has been vaccinated and has a current certificate of rabies vaccination from Wisconsin or another state. Department of Health & Human Services The State Veterinarian authorizes USDA Wildlife It is most commonly transmitted when a rabid animal bites another animal or person. 2007, 79:1, eff. 90-530, p. 816, Â§2; Act 2009-636, Â§1. TENNESSEE (NO medical exemption) Section 2. 8. Title 26 Chapter 6 Sections 11-15 No cited rabies vaccine requirement. Title 310 Chapter 599 Subchapter 3 -- Rabies Control Ch.251, Section 7(B)(1), (Rules Governing Rabies Management) in the case of said dog's exposure to a confirmed or suspect rabid animal. Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats. The Âcompendium of animal rabies control (CARC),Â published by the national association of public health veterinarians, Inc., shall be the reference for the route of inoculation and the type of vaccine. NY Medical exemption form, 33. State of New Hampshire Rabies Law Title XL, Chapter 436 Rabies Control Section 436:100. 50. Wisconsin Statutes Â§95.21 Rabies control program. Registration; vaccination certificate required. Indiana State Board of Animal Health Rule 5 Rabies Immunization, 345 IAC 1-5-1 Rabies Vaccination http://www.in.gov/boah/files/rabiesrule20061.pdf 9-1-64; A 7-15-71; 10-1-71; 4-1-77]Â(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92) Nebraska Revised Statute 71-4401. Such vaccination shall be repeated at intervals as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health, and shall be administered by a duly licensed veterinarian or by such other veterinarian permitted by law to do the same. Import Requirements http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/animal/health/entry.html#pets (1) A dog or cat vaccinated when under 1 year of age shall be revaccinated no later than 1 year later. Dogs and cats need not be vaccinated before the age of three months, but must be vaccinated by the age of six months. (a) The owner of any dog reaching the age of four months shall immediately make application for a dog license. 1. Unvaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets acquired or moved into the state shall be vaccinated within 30 days after purchase or arrival, unless under 3 months of age, as specified above. If you would like to provide input on how your state’s laws have been captured please email the CDC’s Public Health Law Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today, most rabies cases occur in the wild. Evidence of inoculation with rabies vaccine or certification of exemption; requirement for license, 4:19-15.2a Evidence of inoculation with rabies vaccine or certification of exemption; requirement for license Rabies Vaccination Requirements. SOUTH DAKOTA (NO medical exemption) The state of Texas requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by 4 months of age. Fortunately, rabies is preventable in both humans and animals. The responsible city, county, or city and county may specify the means by which the dog owner is required to provide proof of his or her dog's rabies vaccination, including, but not limited to, by electronic transmission or facsimile. Title 3 Chapter 82 Subchapter I Â§ 8204. PHLP provides technical assistance and public health law resources to advance the use of law as a public health tool. 32.3.213 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DOGS AND CATS The date of expiration shall be indicated on the vaccination certificate. A signed paper copy of the certificate prescribed herein shall be delivered to the owner of the animal immunized. Tennessee law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies and their shots kept up-to-date. 42. Use of a Reduced (4-Dose) Vaccine Schedule for Postexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent Human 5 A. An additional paper copy or electronic copy or listing shall be provided to the local rabies enforcement authority upon request by the authority and in the manner as so requested. Vaccination of all dogs and cats. How much does it cost to license a dog in Maryland Baltimore. 310:599-3-9.1. 28-1-13 and 18-1-14 (PDF) 6.00 RABIES VACCINATION PROTOCOL 6.01 Vaccine Administration. Alaska Administrative Code Title 7 (7 AAC 27.020) Control of animal diseases transmissible to humans, (b) Rabies Vaccination. Department of Health and Welfare Idaho Rabies Protocol, Protocol for Animal Isolation, Animal Bites and Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis 2007(PDF), "Rabies vaccination for cats and dogs, although not mandated by the State of Idaho, may be required by local rabies ordinances ...", "Regardless of the age of the animal at the time of primary immunization, a booster one year later and then regularly as indicated by the manufacturer is indicated. Return to the top In order for a dog or cat to be accepted at an animal hospital, veterinarian's office or boarding facility an owner or keeper of such animal shall show proof of current vaccination against rabies; provided however, that if a dog or cat has not been so vaccinated or such owner or keeper fails to show such proof the animal shall be vaccinated against rabies prior to being discharged if the animal's medical condition permits. GEORGIA (NO medical exemption) Regulations which states as follows: All dogs, cats, and ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated in accordance with the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control (see page 58) or as described on the vaccine label. It shall be unlawful for any person to own or have a dog in the person's possession, six months of age or over, which has not been vaccinated against rabies. June 12, 1995. MINNESOTA (NO medical exemption) All dogs require a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. 35. Some states, such as New Jersey, mandate rabies vaccinations for dogs but not for cats. Rabies is a fatal virus that attacks the central nervous system. K.A.R. Evidence of immunization shall consist of a printed certificate furnished by the Alabama Department of Public Health, upon which shall be legibly inscribed: A description of the animal; its age, color, sex, breed, and tattoo identification, if any; the name and address of the owner; the lot number and type of vaccine used (modified live virus, inactivated virus); the name of the manufacturer, the amount of vaccine injected, and the date after which the animal is no longer considered vaccinated; and a serially numbered tag bearing the same number and year as that of the certificate. "The following are exempt: (b) Dogs forwhich rabies immunization is contraindicated for health reasons, as determined by a licensed veterinarian subsequent to an examination.....". A dog or cat over 3 months of age shall be vaccinated to maintain immunity against rabies by the administration of a USDA licensed vaccine, including vaccines producing immunity lasting 3 years, in accordance with instructions prescribed by the manufacturer. Nevada Department of Agriculture http://agri.state.nv.us/Animal2_Rabies.htm Â§19-20A-2. Sec. (c) Any veterinarian aggrieved by a denial of a request for an exemption from rabies vaccination by the State Veterinarian, the Commissioner of Agriculture or the commissioner's designee may appeal such denial as provided in the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, sections 4-166 to 4-189, inclusive. March 9, 2018, UPDATED THROUGH: The availability of rabies vaccine and immune globulin may vary throughout the year. Source. Presented by Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana State Board of Animal Health. 22. Rabies is the only vaccine that is required by law in the United States, as it is a fatal disease. Chapter 16 Rabies Prevention and Control Subchapter CÂ§ 16.43. Changes Sought to Rabies Vaccination Laws Based on Scientific Research. Rabies vaccination of dogs is the only companion animal vaccine required by law in most (but not all) states. (A) the expiration date of the rabies vaccination; 17. I. In many states subsequent vaccinations are good for three years. Surprisingly, only 39 states mandate rabies vaccination for dogs; 11 states have no statewide legal requirement for rabies vaccination of any species. The first rabies vaccination is good for one year. Learn more. (b) have been officially vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian against rabies in accordance with procedures recommended in the latest version of the U.S. Public Health Compendium for rabies vaccine, and are identified on the health certificate by the date of rabies vaccination and the serial number of the rabies vaccine and tag. Dr. Bruce L. King, State Veterinarian Department of Agriculture phone: (801) 538-7162 fax: (801) 538-7169, 45. Required immunization of dogs, cats, and ferrets Furious rabies, in which an animal shows aggressive and vicious behavior. New York Laws Chapter 69 Of the Consolidated Laws. Preventing the disease in animals provides the best means of protection to humans. All rabies vaccine must be stored, handled, and administered in strict accordance with the vaccine manufacturer's labeled directions. The time or times of vaccination shall be established by the Commission. They can be used to prevent rabies before, and for a period of time after, exposure to the rabies virus, which is commonly caused by a dog bite or a bat bite. Massachusetts Rabies Immunization Program for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets, http://www.bah.state.mn.us/diseases/rabies/files/rabies-rules.pdf>, http://www.bah.state.mn.us/diseases/rabies/rabies_rules.pdf. Vaccination of dogs and cats. States. (b) Dogs and cats may be vaccinated as early as three (3) months of age or at an age as specified by the vaccine's UDSA license, but will be considered as non-compliant with this section if over six (6) months of age. INDIANA (NO medical exemption) A rabies immunization exemption may be issued, where illness or a veterinary medical condition warrants, by the local rabies control authority upon the written recommendation of a veterinarian licensed under RSA 332-B. Current Status of Rabies Vaccine and Immune Globulin Supply. ARIZONA (NO medical exemption) 9. Licensing, Identification and Control of Dogs. Learn • In addition, when the animal is outdoors, it shall be muzzled in a manner approved by the local rabies control authority. The General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 140: Section 145B. (1) Except where specifically exempt, all dogs at least three months old shall be immunized against rabies by the age of six months. WAC 246-100-196 Rabies Preliminary Draft February 22, 2010. Rabies is a viral disease which almost always leads to death, unless treatment is provided soon after exposure. State Rabies Vaccination Laws for Domestic Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets in the United States Rabies is a fatal virus that attacks the central nervous system. CREATED BY: (1) Any person owning a dog 6 months of age or older in this State shall have that dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian. California Department of Public Health Compendium of U.S. State law requires rabies vaccinations (shots) for all … (3) Compendium means the compendium of animal rabies vaccine as provided by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians; 28. Provisions of the law include vaccination of all dogs and cats by six months of age, use of a USDA-licensed rabies vaccine, use of a uniform vaccination certificate, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) form #51, and a rabies tag provided by the vaccinating veterinarian. Certification that a dog or cat is exempt from rabies vaccination shall be valid for one year, after which time the animal shall be vaccinated against rabies or the application for exemption shall be renewed. The board shall maintain current editions of this compendium which are available to the public upon request. Cats and other popular pets, on the other hand, are not required to be vaccinated. MARYLAND (NO medical exemption) South Dakota Administrative Rules. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that can infect humans, pets, livestock and wildlife. WYOMING (NO medical exemption) ...... (b) Only animal rabies vaccine licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and approved by the Commission shall be used on animals in this State. The Compendium holds a lot of sway, but it is not the definitive word on what happens to a dog or cat after biting a person or after exposure to a rabid animal. WASHINGTON (STATE) (NO medical exemption) VERMONT (WITH medical exemption) 22-339b. (b) The State Veterinarian or the Commissioner of Agriculture, or the commissioner's designee, may grant an exemption from vaccination against rabies for a dog or cat if a licensed veterinarian has examined such animal and determined that a rabies vaccination would endanger the animal's life due to disease or other medical considerations. After approval of such exemption, the department shall issue a rabies vaccination exemption certificate, copies of which shall be provided to the veterinarian, the owner of the dog or cat exempted from rabies vaccination and the animal control officer of the municipality in which the owner of the dog or cat resides. VIRGINIA CODE Title 3.2 Section 3.2-6521. Animal Bite Report Form Animal Rabies Sample Submission Pet Vaccination Laws Rabies Maps and Statistics Rabies Prevention. 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