A bill has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives that would amend current Washington requirements for rabies vaccines in household pets. As we all know current regulations require dogs and cats (and other household pets) to be re-vaccinated every 3 years despite the fact that they remain protected for much longer. House Bill 1741 would allow for a positive antibody titer to meet rabies vaccination requirement statewide.
Here’s what you can do to help this law pass: click the link below to the Washington state legislature site and select “comment on this bill” to voice your support. You will need to enter your address to confirm your district.
It does help to get the bill traction to email committee members. If this legislation progresses, there will be a public hearing at the Capitol with an open comment period for the public to voice their support or opposition. Please consider watching this bill and attending a hearing if so. Personal stories of how over vaccination has affected your own pets is also helpful to include when writing legislators.
We hope we can all come together to help end this harmful practice!