State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > West-virginia > 19 > 19-20a-2

§19-20A-2. Vaccination of dogs and cats.

Whoever owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat within the boundaries of any county in the state of West Virginia shall, on or before the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, have such dog or cat properly vaccinated or immunized against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall every second year thereafter have such dog or cat revaccinated with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years. After the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, whoever obtains an unvaccinated dog or cat shall at once have such dog or cat properly vaccinated against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall have such vaccination repeated every second year with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years: Provided, That dogs and cats need not be vaccinated before the age of three months, but must be vaccinated by the age of six months: Provided, however, That dogs and cats entering the state of West Virginia temporarily cannot be kept and maintained within the state of West Virginia for a period of more than thirty days unless properly vaccinated. Anyone owning a dog or cat can have them vaccinated by any veterinarian or person working with or under such veterinarian, or if there be no resident veterinarian in the county, by such other qualified person as may be appointed by the county commission, who shall work under the supervision of the county health department.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > West-virginia > 19 > 19-20a-2

§19-20A-2. Vaccination of dogs and cats.

Whoever owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat within the boundaries of any county in the state of West Virginia shall, on or before the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, have such dog or cat properly vaccinated or immunized against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall every second year thereafter have such dog or cat revaccinated with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years. After the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, whoever obtains an unvaccinated dog or cat shall at once have such dog or cat properly vaccinated against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall have such vaccination repeated every second year with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years: Provided, That dogs and cats need not be vaccinated before the age of three months, but must be vaccinated by the age of six months: Provided, however, That dogs and cats entering the state of West Virginia temporarily cannot be kept and maintained within the state of West Virginia for a period of more than thirty days unless properly vaccinated. Anyone owning a dog or cat can have them vaccinated by any veterinarian or person working with or under such veterinarian, or if there be no resident veterinarian in the county, by such other qualified person as may be appointed by the county commission, who shall work under the supervision of the county health department.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > West-virginia > 19 > 19-20a-2

§19-20A-2. Vaccination of dogs and cats.

Whoever owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat within the boundaries of any county in the state of West Virginia shall, on or before the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, have such dog or cat properly vaccinated or immunized against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall every second year thereafter have such dog or cat revaccinated with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years. After the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, whoever obtains an unvaccinated dog or cat shall at once have such dog or cat properly vaccinated against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall have such vaccination repeated every second year with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years: Provided, That dogs and cats need not be vaccinated before the age of three months, but must be vaccinated by the age of six months: Provided, however, That dogs and cats entering the state of West Virginia temporarily cannot be kept and maintained within the state of West Virginia for a period of more than thirty days unless properly vaccinated. Anyone owning a dog or cat can have them vaccinated by any veterinarian or person working with or under such veterinarian, or if there be no resident veterinarian in the county, by such other qualified person as may be appointed by the county commission, who shall work under the supervision of the county health department.

Categories