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Application

Written applications for dog and cat licenses shall be made upon a printed application form provided by the city and shall state the name and address of the owner or keeper of said dog or cat and the name, breed, color, age and sex of the dog or cat being licensed.

Conditions for license

The dog and cat license tags shall be issued upon payment of the license fee and the meeting of one of the following conditions:

  • Vaccination by a licensed veterinarian with anti-rabies vaccine; or
  • Presentation of a metal vaccination tag issued by a licensed veterinarian showing that such vaccination was given less than three (3) months prior to date of application for such license.

Fee

The fees and charges for services furnished by the city, shall be determined from time to time and placed on file in the office of the city secretary.

Issuance

Dog and cat license tags shall be issued by the animal control department and authorized veterinarians licensed in the state and practicing within the city limits or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Collar, Tag to be Worn

Every person who owns, keeps or is in charge of or in control of a dog or cat within the city shall provide and place on such dog or cat a collar or harness which shall be worn by said dog or cat at all times when off the premises of said person, and shall attach to the collar or harness the metal license tag obtained pursuant to this division.

Transfer

Each dog or cat license issued under this division shall be restricted to the animal for which the same was issued and shall not be transferred.

Duration

Every license issued under the provisions of this division shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance thereof.

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