Help prevent the spread of rabies
The Veterinary Service calls upon residents to take a number of preventive steps
To prevent the spread of rabies in the city and its effect on humans and animals, dog owners are required to follow the provisions of the Dog Supervision Regulation Law.
- Any dog or cat more than three months old that has not been vaccinated for more than 12 months must be vaccinated against rabies.
- A dog owner should not allow the dog to leave his or her yard unless the dog is on a leash, and thus can be controlled.
The Veterinary Service is taking the following steps to prevent the spread of disease:
- Capturing and handing over stray dogs as well as confiscating non-vaccinated dogs each year, as required by law.
- Euthanizing stray dogs and dogs whose owners allow them to roam in public areas, and cannot be captured.
Administrative fines under the Dog Supervision Regulation Law:
- 1,500 shekel fine for possession of a dog that is not vaccinated against rabies, with an additional 150 shekel fine for each additional day.
- 500 shekel fine for letting a dog roam freely, without a leash, in public areas.
To report hazards and make inquiries, contact municipal hotline 106, which is available 24 hours a day.
To speak with a Veterinary Service representative, call 1-700-701-777, Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 - 12:00.