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Can City Officials Force Me To Vaccinate My Dog?

Yes. When quarantine has been declared, the state veterinarian can order any animal to be vaccinated within a period stated in the order and you must pay for the cost of the anti­rabies immunization. However, local health departments may pay for the anti­rabies immunization without charge.

When an order for a rabies vaccination is made, any animal within the quarantined area whose owner refuses to have the owner's animal vaccinated shall be seized and disposed of by the state veterinarian.

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