On Wednesday that Chattooga County Board of Public Health adopted a Rabies Control Ordinance that brings Chattooga County in line with the rest of the state in relation to requirements for pet owners getting their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies.

Chattooga County was the last county in the state to adopt the ordinance.  The ordinance requires dog and cat owners to have their animals vaccinated for rabies and to attach proof of the vaccination to the dog or cat’s collar.  Animal Control would be authorized to pick up any animal without proof of vaccination under the new ordinance.

The cost for rabies shots for dogs and cats is only $11.