To help protect people and pets from rabies, Ontario law (Regulation 567, Rabies Immunization) requires animal owners to vaccinate specific animals against rabies. The Toronto Animal Services’ Chip Truck is a mobile license and microchip clinic that also occasionally offers low cost rabies vaccination.
The following pets (over the age of three months) are required to be vaccinated against rabies:
As of July 1st, 2018, the following additional animals that come into contact with the public are required to be vaccinated against rabies:
Animal owners are also required, by law, to keep a copy of their animals’ vaccine certificate, issued by a veterinarian, at all times.
To protect people from rabies:
To protect people and pets from rabies:
For more information on wildlife in Toronto, visit Toronto Animal Services – Wildlife in the City
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is recommended for people at high risk of close contact with rabid animals or the rabies virus, including:
Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis consists of a series of vaccinations that can help protect people before they may be exposed to rabies from the bite or scratch from an animal.