i went to get dog lisences today and they wouldn't give them to me, because of improper documentation of my dogs' rabies vaccines. i brought my dogs into the US this summer. Before we left the island, I had to get the dogs vaccinated for rabies and a certificate of good health. This consisted of one sheet of paper per dog, and each paper had a sticker from the vaccine on it. The vaccine they received was a 3 year vaccine, but for some reason, the vet that administered it wrote that it would expire in 1 year. (but maybe he meant that the expiration date of the actual vaccine was in a year, not the dogs' immunity?)
i brought these same papers (that got my dogs through customs!) to the township office today and they wouldn't take them. they told me i would have to get the dogs re-vaccinated or get a note from my vet saying they didn't need to be.
i called the vet's office and they told me they couldn't write a note because they weren't the ones that administered the vaccine.
calling the vet on the island isn't really an option because there are language barriers, he doesn't have a fax machine, and communication by mail to and from the island is highly ineffective.
is there a danger in just getting the dogs vaccinated for rabies again. My dogs are 1 and 3 yrs old, and they received a 3-yr rabies vaccine in May 2007