Know if I have to license my dog

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All dogs over the age of four (4) months are required to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. By having your dog licensed, it immediately tells us that it has a current rabies vaccination. Cats are not required to be licensed but are required to have a current rabies vaccination.

If your pet is spayed or neutered, the licensing fees are reduced. Why? Rabies is found within the wildlife of Monterey County, including within the City of Salinas. Any mammal can contact rabies including humans. Rabies is a fatal disease which we take it very seriously. Since our pets are more likely to come into contact with a rabid animal (typically skunks and bats in Monterey County), we find that by vaccinating them, we can better protect ourselves.

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