Example 1:

Your 4 month old puppy has its first vaccination for rabies on January 1 , 2005. The vaccination is valid for 1 year (January 1, 2005 through January 1, 2006).

You purchase a 1 year license on March 1, 2005 .

Although you have paid for a 1 year license, and may expect that the license is good through March 1, 2006, the law says the license must expire when the protection against rabies is gone.

This license would expire on January 1, 2006 , not March 1, 2006 .