PA Rabies Law: What you NEED to know
Protecting pets and people is the top priority here, and that's why vaccination is required by PA State Law. Recent amendments to the law may affect you as a pet owner, so we're sharing some key points:
The following is adapted from the PA Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act.
The full text is available here.
Note: Dogs receiving a 1-year Rabies vaccine must have their booster on or before the next due date to receive a 3-year vaccine. If even one day late, we are required by law to give another 1-year vaccination.
Recent updates to the law allow acceptance of exemption certificates in lieu of vaccinations.
Boarding and daycare facilities must now keep copies of each pet's Rabies Certificate on file.
Note: Misplaced your pet's Rabies Certificate? We can print you a new copy or fax it to your kennel.
DOGS IMPORTED FROM OUT-OF-STATE
Preventing the spread of Rabies virus is a matter of public safety. Even indoor-only cats can be at risk, most commonly from bats entering the home - they're an irresistible prey for any feline!
And please know that if your pet's Rabies vaccine has lapsed...even by months or years, please don't be embarrassed to come in and get it updated. We understand that life happens, and sometimes things fall through the cracks. We're just happy that you're here to let us help keep your pet (and you!) protected.