Vaccination Requirements

Rabies Vaccinations

A rabies vaccination protects your pet against contracting the deadly rabies virus and is the first line of defense against rabies spreading to you, your family, and your neighbors. For humans, rabies is a potentially fatal disease if not treated in its early stages.

Before your dog or cat can receive a Broward County Rabies Registration Tag it must first be vaccinated against rabies. If your veterinarian has determined that the rabies vaccination would be detrimental to your pet’s health, he may issue a Waiver Certificate. The signed Waiver Certificate must be sent to Broward County Animal Care to receive a Rabies Registration Tag.

The Waiver Certificate waives or exempts your pet from receiving the rabies vaccination for health reasons. It does not exempt your pet from Rabies Registration Tag requirements.

Types of Vaccinations

Every dog or cat must begin with a one-year rabies vaccination. After that, depending on your veterinarian’s determination, your pet may receive another one-year rabies vaccination or a three-year rabies vaccine.