The new law goes into effect for Illinois cat owners on January 1st. It's the same as the state law for dogs, with one exception.

As part of the changes made to the Animal Control Act from last year, you are now going to be required to have your cat vaccinated for rabies. The law states that a cat over four-months old must be vaccinated.

Any veterinarian will tell you, even without the law, vaccinating your pets is just a good idea.

Unlike the law for dogs, cats will not be required to wear a rabies vaccination tag, according to wsiltv.com.