Model Dog and Cat Control Ordinance

Comment on this policy for review Fall 2017As 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.

Model Dog and Cat Control Ordinance (PDF)