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Cat Tags

  • Departments:Police Department
  • Divisions:City Licenses
  • Phone:(217) 228-4470


(A) Every owner of a cat four months of age or older shall cause the cat to be inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian on or before July 1, 2004, and at least once every 12 months thereafter.

(B) Evidence of a rabies inoculation shall be entered on a certificate, the form of which shall be approved and furnished by the Superintendent of the State Department of Agriculture and which shall be signed by the licensed veterinarian administering the vaccine.

(C) The City Clerk shall cause a cat rabies inoculation tag to be issued upon the filing of the certificate with the City Clerk.

(D) The tags shall expire on the same date as the animal’s rabies inoculation certificate.

(E) The owner of any cat shall cause the cat to wear, at all times, the tag.

(F) Rabies vaccine for use on animals shall be sold or distributed only to and used only by licensed veterinarians.

(G) The rabies vaccine shall be licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and approved by the State Department of Agriculture.

(1980 Code, 22.303)  Penalty, $100, see 90.999


(A) All veterinarians in the City of Quincy shall issue city cat registration tags for city residents at the time of inoculation, in accordance with  90.047.

(B) Evidence of the cat tag shall be entered on certificates which shall be provided by the City of Quincy Police Department.

(C) The Quincy Police Department shall provide to veterinarians in the city, certificates requesting proper identification information for cats vaccinated. The information requested shall include but not be limited to the age, sex, breed, name, color, date of vaccination, and type of vaccination, the day received, as well as the name of the owner, current address, city or town, phone number, and signature of the veterinarian.

(D) Veterinarians in the City of Quincy shall properly record the information requested on each certificate for each cat vaccinated.

(E) The City of Quincy Police Department shall provide to veterinarians in the city serially numbered tags which shall be issued to cat owners who have their cat vaccinated at a cost of $6 per cat.

(F) Veterinarians in the City of Quincy shall collect, on behalf of the city, from each cat owner $5 per cat for the distribution of the cat tag and the recordation of information required by the certificate.

(G) Each veterinarian shall be allowed to keep $1 from each cat registration fee to defray the cost of administering the program.

(H) The Quincy Police Department shall obtain at least monthly the completed vaccination certificates and shall also collect the cat fees less the administrative costs.

(I) All cats over four months of age in the city shall have a cat registration tag.


(Ordinance 9251, passed 12-23-2013) Penalty, $100, see 90.999

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