Monday, August 23, 2010

Pet Licensing & low-cost vaccination programs

Attention dog owners. The city of Claremont and the Inland Valley Human Society have launched an amnesty program to encourage residents to bring their pet licenses into compliance without a penalty.

From September 13 to September 27, penalty fees will be waived for pet owners licensing their animals at the Humane Society, located at 500 Humane Society Way in Pomona.

In order to license a pet, Claremont residents will need a copy of the pet’s current rabies certificate as well as spay/neuter certificate if applicable. Licenses range from $40 for unaltered dogs to $20 for altered dogs. Seniors receive a discounted fee of $5 for altered dogs.

Many dog owners purchase I.D. tags for their animals and believe this is the only form of identification needed. While an I.D. tag is optional, it is required by city and state mandates that each dog be issued and wear a valid license. Unlike an I.D. tag, a license has the number of the local humane society where the dog is registered, and a numbered code.

If your dog is reported lost, the humane society can look up the information in the computer and determine all important contact information for the owner including address, phone number and whether the dog has a current rabies vaccination.

The Inland Valley Humane Society assists dog owners with getting a reduced fee rabies vaccine for their pets by holding vaccination clinics on the shelter premises.

On September 14, from 7 to 8:00 p.m., the Humane Society will hold a low cost vaccination clinic at College Park in Claremont. The clinic will be held on a first-come-first-served basis and there is an 8:00 p.m. cut-off time. Humane Society staff will also be on hand to license your pet.

For more information, please contact the Humane Society Licensing Department at (909) 623-9777 extension 652 or 653.

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