Unlicensed Pet In Sacramento? Fines Are Coming

If your pet, whether a dog or a cat, is unlicensed in Sacramento, you better renew or register your pet and get that license, because Sacramento is going to start cracking down on pet owners beginning tomorrow, July 1st.

There’s already been a dramatic increase in the number of pet licenses compared to last year. In June this year so far there have been 2,022 pet licenses sold, almost doubling the number from June 2016 – 1,230. Officials are beginning a completely new enforcement program, and steep fines are due – in the amount of $500.

A license costs $20 per year for a neutered or spayed pet, and require proof of a rabies vaccination to obtain. If you have a licensed pet, you’ll get a notice in the mail close to that animal’s license exparation. If you don’t renew within 30 days, you’ll get a second notice. After that, a $300 fine, which is waived if you get a license within 30 days. After then, you pay the $300. Another citation will be ANOTHER $500.

Apparently only about 13% of pets here in Sacramento have a license, which is very low compared to the rest of the country’s 30%.

Get your pet a license! Nobody wants to pay fines.


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