In Cook County, it is the law to have your pet vaccinated for Rabies. Cook County Rabies Control offers a low cost rabies vaccination clinic.
In the city of Chicago, dogs are required to be registered in order to show that they have been properly vaccinated for contagious diseases. The cost of a license is $5 and can be obtained from the Chicago City Clerk. Taking the time to register your dog is incredibly important, as owners of unregistered dogs can be fined up to $500. The process is simple and can be done online City of Chicago Online Dog Registration.
Microchipping your pet is simple, inexpensive, painless, and yields a high rate of return when pets get separated from their owners. At The Anti-Cruelty Society, we often see lost pets come through our doors and our first step is always to scan them for a microchip. Keeping your pet’s microchip current (current address and owner’s contact info) is very important!