Jessica Fisher

License Your Pet, Avoid the Fine

Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:55 p.m.

On Monday, Mayor David Condon and SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill announced May’s amnesty program. For the month of May, Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, SCRAPS will be waiving the late fees or fines for individuals licensing their pets.

The City of Spokane and Spokane County require all dogs and cats over the age of 6 months to be licensed. Failure to license your pet can result in a $200 fine. By licensing your pet you are increasing their safety. If your pet runs away or is lost their license will show whoever finds them that they already have a family. In addition, the license will provide a phone number for them to contact you about your lost pet.

Licensing a cat cost $15 or $25 if your cat is not neutered. While, licensing a dog cost $25 or $50 if not neutered. You will be required to renew your pet’s license every 12 months for the duration of their life. In addition, owners of license pets are eligible to receive a spray/neuter coupon for a discount on sterilization costs.  

The licensing fees help fund adoption programs therefore reducing the amount of euthanized animals. By licensing your pets you are helping local animals without a home.

Register your pet today; online, by mailing the application to SCRAPS (6815 E. Trent), or at one of the following locations; SCRAPS, Spokane Humane Society, Pawpular Compassions Pet Store and Spokane City Hall.

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