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When my dog gets a rabies shot, does my veterinarian notify Animal Services? If so, why do I have to mail in a copy of the certificate?

Yes, local veterinarians notify the licensing department of all dogs who receive a rabies vaccine.  It is the owner's responsibility to mail the rabies certificate within 30 days of the shot before a penalty will be applied.  Once we receive that information it can take up to 3 months before any rabies information is updated or entered in our computer software program

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