§19-20A-2. Vaccination of dogs and cats.
(a) A person who owns, obtains or possesses a dog or cat
within the State of West Virginia shall have the dog or cat
properly vaccinated against rabies with a vaccine capable of
producing immunity for three years, boostered one year after
initial vaccination and every third year thereafter. Dogs and cats
need not be vaccinated before the age of three months, but must be
vaccinated by the age of six months.
(b) Dogs and cats over six months of age entering the State of
West Virginia must have been vaccinated for rabies as set forth in
subsection (a) of this section prior to entry.
(c) A dog or cat may be vaccinated by any licensed
veterinarian or his or her assistant. If there is no licensed
veterinarian practicing in the county, a qualified person may be
appointed by the county health department to administer