Thursday, May 31, 2012

Delinquent County Dog License Fees Waived

    Sheriff Kuntz is pleased to announce that his office has been successful in obtaining an amnesty program to help aid the residents of Calaveras County, whose dog licenses may have lapsed due to the tough economic times.
     Therefore, Calaveras County will have its first dog license amnesty program beginning Saturday, June 23, 2012, and will run it for 35 days until July 28, 2012.

     If you are deliquent on your dog license renewal, during the amnesty period you will be able to bring your dog license up to date without paying any back licensing fees or late fees.
     There are over 6000 dog licenses on record in Calaveras County. A few are new licenses, however, the rest are license renewals, many of which are delinquent.
     The longer a dog owner waits to bring their dog's license up to date, the more expensive this becomes due to back license and delinquent fees.
     The dog license program is an off shoot of the State Mandated Rabies Control program. The program funds the County's rabies control activities and is the rabies vaccination tracking program for the state.
  Licensing your dog ensures your pet is protected against the rabies virus, brings you into compliance with State and Local laws, and can help your dog be returned in the event it becomes lost, by tracing the licensing tag number to its owner.
     You may register your dog at the Animal Services Office during normal business hours or you may license your dog via US Mail delivery during the amnesty period.
Don't worry. I've got a license!
     You will not be charged back or late fees as long as the envelope is postmarked no later than July 28, 2012. Proof of current rabies vaccination is mandatory. Proof of spay/neuter is required for the altered dog licensing fee, and proof of age (65 years of older) is required for the senior discount.
   It is Sheriff Kuntz' sincere disire to have all dogs properly licensed and vaccinated in Calaveras county for the health and welfare of man's best friend and the citizens of our county.

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