Auburn Hills, MI, May 26, 2010 – Oakland County Animal Control urges residents to purchase their 2010 dog licenses before the end of business hours June 1st. License fees will increase substantially for the remainder of the year after that date.
This deadline affects only residents of cities, villages and townships under Oakland County Animal Control jurisdiction. To determine whether you live in such a community, contact your local government offices. State law requires every dog owner obtain a license in order to ensure your dog is vaccinated against rabies.
Fees are $7.50 for dogs that are spayed or neutered; $15 for intact dogs. On June 2nd, fees for all dog licenses will be $30 for the season as required by state law. There is a discount for senior citizens.
“In these economic times, why not save time and money and get the license sooner than later?” said Animal Control Supervisor Joanie Toole.
Oakland County Animal Control will conduct its annual dog census starting June 2nd, as required by state law. Animal Control workers will go door to door in their service area to ask whether each resident has a dog and whether it has a current dog license. If a dog does not have a license, Animal Control will issue a courtesy violation which is waived if the pet owner obtains a license within 15 days.
You may obtain a license at the Oakland Pet Adoption Center, 1700 Brown Road, Auburn Hills; your city, township or village hall; participating veterinarians; or on-line at www.oakgov.com/petadoption
If you have any questions, please call 248-391-4100.
For media inquiries only, please contact Joanie Toole, Animal Control Supervisor, at 248-393-3572.