Regulations for rabies vaccination under debate
Posted On: Thursday, May. 21 2009 05:43 AMKilleen officials are looking to redefine rules governing rabies vaccinations for animal owners in the city.
Currently, the city has to fall in line with Bell County's yearly vaccination policy; however, some members of the animal advisory board said Wednesday that they would like to see the requirements extended to every three years.
But they can't do that unless the county changes its policy first.
Municipal prosecutor Holli Clements said the state authorizes cities to adopt their own rules governing rabies vaccinations, but those rules can only be more stringent than the county's policies.
And veterinarians disagree as to the necessity of changing the law.
Heading the Kileen Animal Advisory Committee is Laura Szeremi, DVM. Send supportive messages through the City Manager's office.
City Manager's Office
City of Killeen
101 North College
PO Box 1329
Killeen, TX 76540