In Ontario, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 567 Rabies Immunization requires:
1. Every owner or person having the care or custody of a cat, dog or ferret three months of age or over shall ensure that the cat, dog or ferret is immunized against rabies. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 1.
2.1 Every owner or person having the care or custody of a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep shall ensure that each such animal is immunized against rabies. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 1; O. Reg. 510/18, s. 1 (1).
2.2 Subsection (1) does not apply to a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf or sheep,
(a) where the animal is accessible only to the person or persons who are responsible for the care and control of such animal; or
(b) where the only time the animal is accessible by persons other than the persons described in clause (a) is when the animal is at a seasonal agricultural fair including those held by an agricultural society constituted under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act, unless the animal is part of an interactive display such as a petting zoo. O. Reg. 510/18, s. 1 (2)
Rabies vaccine for cats, dogs, and ferrets is available at veterinarian offices or rabies vaccine clinics.
A fine (ticket) may be issued to the owner or person in care for the animal for failing to immunize against rabies. The fine amount is $220. If you cannot afford the rabies vaccine for your pet, (e.g., cat, dog, or ferret), please contact the Grey Bruce Health Unit to inquire about a voucher for a low cost vaccine.