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Veterinary Services

The Veterinary Service is designed to protect public health from animal-borne diseases and dangers. The Animal License Fee can be paid through the payment system, information on pet care in emergency situations, and access to the Veterinary Service on any complaint and complaint.

Jerusalem resident card holders are entitled to a 25% discount on the license fee and the first license for the dog (once in the life of the dog, in the veterinary service only).
25% off dog adoption in the municipal dog.

Vetenary Services

The activities of the Veterinary Services are carried out within the ambit of organizational subordination to the Public Health Division, which is responsible for promoting the health of all the residents and providing them with preventative handling within the jurisdictional confines of Jerusalem, by means of three arms (Departments): The Family Health Stations (Tipat Halav [Drop of Milk]), the Veterinary Dept and the Dental Health Unit. The Service operates a broad range of programs at the Family Health Stations, at schools, at Culture, Youth and Sports Centers and in the workplace. The activities of the Service are derived from the procedures of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and from the unique initiatives for the City of Jerusalem.
The Activities of the Division

  1.  Preventing diseases transferred directly from animals to humans, via food or in the wake of the inappropriate handling of food. 
  2. Taking supervisory steps to prevent the unsanctioned slaughtering of animals.
  3. Overseeing of animal products.
  4. Granting licenses and enforcing the relevant business licensing orders by the Veterinary Service. 
  5. Licensing and providing inoculations to animals
  6. Operating a quarantine station for animals.
  7. Enforcing the Animal Cruelty Prevention Law
  8. Providing permits to raise animals.
  9. Providing authorization for exhibitions and performances involving animals.
  10. Working to prevent hazards caused by animals.
  11. Educating the public for smart and healthy consumerism regarding animal products.
  12. Educating school pupils as to the proper treatment of animals.
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Rabies Prevention

To Prevent the Spread of Rabies in the City and Its Consequences for Humans and Animals, Dog Owners are Required to Comply with the Provisions of the Regulation of Dog Control Law: Each dog / cat must be immunized against rabies above three months of age and have been over 12 months since the last vaccination.
The dog owner will not allow him to leave the yard unless the dog is held by a person who can control it by means of a leash.


Veterinary Services for Preventing Disease:

Trapping and handing over stray dogs and confiscating dogs that are not vaccinated each year as required by law.
The destruction of dogs and dogs whose owners allow them to wander in public areas and that can not be controlled.
The destruction of jackals and foxes throughout the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municipality.


Provision of Administrative Fines According to the Regulation of Dogs Control Law:

A fine for holding a dog without a rabies vaccine - NIS 1500 and another NIS 150 for every additional day.
A fine for a loose dog in a public area, when it is not held by a person - NIS 500.


For Reporting and Information - 24 Hours a Day Veterinary Service:

Phone 1-700-701-777
Address: Nahal Tzofim, through Dr. Gabi Ashkar.

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