Reclaim Your Pet

The owner of any impounded dog, cat or other animal with tags may redeem it from the animal control department within three days from the time of its receipt, by establishing his/her ownership to the satisfaction of the animal control department, and by securing a current City-issued license tag for a dog or cat, if the owner is a resident of the City, and paying a redemption fee in the amount $50.00 to the Animal Control Service at the time of reclaiming the animal.

Pet Regulations

  1. Every person owning or harboring a dog or cat within the City shall, on or before January 1 of each year, or within ten days of acquiring any dog or cat over six months of age, obtain an annual city dog/cat license for each dog or cat owned or harbored. The fee for a license shall be $3.00 for all spay and neutered dogs and cats & $7.00 for all unaltered dogs and cats, except that no fee shall be charged for the licensing of any guide dog or cat trained to aid the blind and actually in use for this purpose. When application is made between July 1 and December 31, and the dog or cat was not subject to licensing prior to that date, the city dog/cat license fee shall be one-half of the amount otherwise required.
  2. City dog/cat licenses shall be issued under the supervision of the City Controller at such places and at such times as may be designated by the City Controller division.
  3. All City dog/cat licenses shall be effective for 12 months, for the period beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31 of each calendar year.

On application for any annual license issued for any dog or cat, the owner thereof shall exhibit a certificate showing the dog or cat has a current inoculation against rabies within the preceding 12-month period by a duly licensed veterinarian.