Model Dog and Cat Control Ordinance

Comment on this policyAs a guide for legislators and other government officials involved in  developing animal control ordinances, the AVMA has developed and recommends use of this Model Dog and Cat Control Ordinance. The ordinance provides guidance regarding licensing and rabies vaccination; permits; owner responsibilities; and impoundment, redemption and adoption of animals in animal control facilities.

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