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Dogs and Cats

Ordinance No. 2305 was adopted by the Wahoo City Council on April 11, 2019. This Ordinance provides for licensing of both dogs and cats, as well as other language changes in that code section. Wahoo Ordinance now limits the number of household pets to three (3) of any single species of animal, and a combined total limit of household pets to eight (8) over the age of six months. (For example, three dogs, three cats, and two hamsters would total eight, and would be permissible) 

Dog and Cat Licenses

License tags for cats are now available.

All dogs and cats over the age of six months must be licensed. Proof of rabies, distemper, and parvo vaccination, showing date of vaccination and rabies vaccination expiration date, must be presented. Licenses are obtained at City Hall, 605 North Broadway, and cost $6.00. Licenses must be renewed annually before the end of May. A late fee of $20.00 will be charged for dog licenses not renewed on time, as has been the policy in the past.

License fee for a newly acquired dog is $6.00, regardless of the time of year, so please plan to license as soon as the rabies vaccination is administered

Since this is the first year for licensing of cats, there will be no penalty for obtaining a cat license after May 31, 2019.  

Animals at Large & Impoundment

Animals (regardless of species) found running at large are subject to impoundment. Impound fee for a first offense is $15.00; the second offense is $30.00; the third offense is $45.00. All animals are taken to the Green Acre Animal Clinic for impoundment and boarding fees, applicable based on length of stay, will be paid to this facility before release. Animals will not be released from impoundment without proof of rabies vaccination and current license.

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