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2024 Pet Tags! (Dogs and Cats)

Dog and Cat Licenses

2024 dog tags and cat tags are now available! All dogs and cats over the age of six months must be licensed. Proof of rabies, distemper, and parvo vaccine, showing date of vaccination and  vaccination  expiration dates, must be presented for all dogs. Proof of the feline equivalent vaccines must be provided for cats.. Licenses are obtained at City Hall, 605 North Broadway, and cost $10.00. Licenses must be renewed annually before the end of May. A late fee applies for dog and cat license renewals after May 31, 2024. (Fees for late renewal will be assessed after that date, as has been the policy in the past). 

License fee for a newly acquired dog or cat is $10.00, regardless of the time of year, so please plan to license as soon as the rabies and other necessary vaccinations are administered.

Animals at Large & Impoundment

Animals (regardless of species) found running at large are subject to impoundment. Impound fee payable at City Hall for a first offense is $15.00; the second offense is $30.00; the third offense is $45.00. An animal impounded more than three times in a calendar year is subject to a $100 impound fee. 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 Wahoo license.

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.