You take care of your pet. You give it food, water and vet care. But if you haven't licensed your pet with the county, you're not giving your pet all the care it deserves and you're in violation of the law.
Licensing your pet is the law. County law states that animal owners must register their cats, dogs and ferrets that are four months of age or older with a county license (). If you don't have a license for your pet, you could receive a citation and fine beginning at $100.
Licensing your pet helps it find its way home. The county license acts as a secondary form of identification in case your pet becomes lost or injured. If your cat gets lost, would you rather tell shelter staff that you're missing a brown tabby cat or that you're missing a brown tabby cat with a license number of L10-1223? Many, many brown tabby cats reside in Marion County. Only one has a license number of L10-1223.
Licensing your pet helps keep it safe from disease. The county license is proof that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies, keeping your pets and others safe from disease. Even if you have an "inside pet," remember that it only takes a one-time escape from the house and a one-time scuffle with a stray animal or wildlife for your pet to contract the disease.
Marion County Dog Shelter » Terri Jacobson Pet Photography
Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County’s high-kill animal shelters. In addition , we utilize the rescued dogs to transform people’s lives. Through the power of the human-canine bond, we empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.
Marion County Dog Shelter Adoption Outreach — Spot Magazine
It is our goal to accept healthy, friendly cats and dogs from Marion and Polk Counties by appointment and place them in loving, new homes. Staff discuss options with owners whose pets are not accepted for adoption, including referrals to other shelters or rescue groups. Â Animals that display extreme aggression or are suffering mentally and/or physically may be recommended for humane euthanasia. The decision to euthanize an animal is never taken lightly, and each case is thoroughly assessed on an individual basis.
Marion County Dog Shelter Adoption Outreach