Question: Is is possible to get replacement rabies tags?
- I have the paper rabies certificate from the vet clinic with the date and her picture and all that.
- The vet clinic she received her rabies shots from is 2 states away, so going there is not an option
- Not due for another vaccine until June
Reason I need them:
Yesterday while working with my dog on her long line (50'), I got distracted for half a second, she ran around a very large bush, and I couldn't get around it in time or stop her before she ran out of slack. The collar and leash separated, but she came when called, so happy ending there.
When I looked at the leash clip and collar ring, they were both fine, which was odd...later that evening I realized the tags (ID and rabies) were missing...I'm guessing I accidentally clipped the lead to the tag ring instead of the collar ring, and it snapped from the force. After sifting through leaves and grass in the general area of the incident for an hour or more, I admitted defeat.
The ID tag is of course replaceable, and it just has my cell phone number and city, not actual address, so I'm not overly stressed about that. In the meantime, her license is attached directly to her collar for ID purposes. The rabies tags are my real concern...I took her to the dog park anyway today, and just brought the rabies cert with me in my bag, but that's not very practical, and should she (God forbid) get loose and take off, not having rabies tags on her is obviously a very big deal.
If I left out anything pertinent, I'm sorry...hopefully someone has needed to do this or has experience in this. Otherwise I'll contact my local vet tomorrow and see what they say.
Thanks in advance...sorry for the length.