No person shall own, keep, harbor or maintain any cat of licensing age within the City of Egg Harbor City unless such cat is vaccinated against rabies and licensed by the licensing authority of the City of Egg Harbor City. The provisions of this section do not apply to cats held in a cattery or those held by a state or federal licensed research facility or veterinary establishment where cats are received or kept for diagnostic, medical, surgical or other treatments or licensed animal shelters, pounds, kennels or pet shops.
All cats shall be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with the latest Compendium of Animal Rabies Vaccines and Recommendations for Immunization, published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, except those animals specifically exempted by this Part 2.
A certificate of vaccination acceptable to the City Clerk shall be issued by the veterinarian to the owner of each animal vaccinated.
Any cat may be exempted from the requirements of such vaccination for a specific period of time by the local Board of Health, upon presentation of a veterinarian's certificate stating that because of an infirmity or other physical condition or regimen of therapy the inoculation of such cat shall be deemed inadvisable.