Animal Services Fees

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These fees help support administrative costs, cover state mandated rabies investigations and sustain the county’s *low cost spay and neuter program. The adoption fees attempt to reduce euthanasia by supporting adoption of older and less-adoptable animals.

Fees effective 10/01/12

  • Animal Tags
    • Altered animal - $11 - Senior Citizen (≥60 years of age) - $7
    • Unaltered animal - $30 - Senior Citizen - $12
    • Duplicate tag - $6
    • Juvenile animal (< 6 months of age) - $12
    • Service animal - $0
    • Dangerous/Vicious dog registration (annual renewal) - $200
  • Adoption Fees (includes micro-chip, administrative fee, other veterinary care and altering, as necessary):
    • Cats, under three years of age - $40
    • Cats, over three years of age - $20  
    • Dogs, under three years of age - $80
    • Dogs , over three years of age - $40
  • Vaccine & Dewormers (must be done at time of adoption)
    • Cat - Vaccine - $5
    • Cat - De-wormer - $5
    • Dog - Bordatella Vaccine - $5
    • Dog - Parvo/Distemper (DA2PP) Vaccine - $5
    • Dog - De-wormer - $5
  • Adoption Services
    • Heartworm test - $10
    • Feline Leukemia test - $10
    • Cardbooard Carrier - $5

Reduced prices or "specials" will be available on select animals at various times during the year. The itemization will be the same depending upon age and type of animal, except that the adoption fee will be reduced by 50%.

  • Microchip implantation - $15
    • Mandatory for all impoundments, quarantined and dangerous/vicious animals. (Included in adoption fee; optional for those qualifying for low cost spay/neuter services).
  • Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Rabies Vaccintation Fees (for qualifying individuals)
    • Cat spay - $20
    • Cat neuter - $10
    • Dog spay (under 40lbs) - $25
    • Dog spay (over 40lbs) - $30
    • Dog neuter - $15
    • Rabies vaccine - $15
  • Redemption of Impounded Animals
    • Microchip implantation (mandatory for all redeemed animals) - $15
    • Licensed Animals:
      • 1st offense - $15
      • 2nd offense - $25
      • 3rd offense - $35 plus mandatory spay/neuter
    • Unlicensed Animals
      • 1st offense - $35
      • 2nd offense - $60
      • 3rd offense - $85 plus mandatory spay/neuter and court appearance
  • Service fees
    • Pick-up of owner's animal or carcass
      • Per call (includes up to three animals per call) - $35
      • Each additional animal per call - $10
    • Animal brought to shelter for Euthanasia - $25
    • Animal brought to shelter for disposal of carcass - $10
    • Chemical immobilization (darting or similar by Animal Control) - $50
    • Boarding fees - Routine (daily)
      • Cat - $7
      • Dog - $10
    • Boarding fees - Quarantie, legal hold, dangerous/vicious or other
      • Cat - $10
      • Dog - $15
  • Civil Infraction Penalties
    • In addition to each civil penalty, there is a $5 per penalty surcharge imposed, pursuant to Ordinance 91.9
    • 1st offense, per infraction - $25
      • Maximum per citation - $75
    • 2nd offense, per infraction - $75
      • Maximum, per citation - $225
    • 3rd offense, per infraction - $150
      • Maximum, per citation - $400
  • Failure to Alter Adopted Animal
    • ​1st offense - $50
    • 2nd offense - $100
    • 3rd offense - $200
  • Interference with Animal Control Officer
    • 1st offense - $50
    • 2nd offense - $100
    • 3rd offense - $200
  • Poisoning of Animal
    • 1st offense - $150
    • 2nd offense - $300
    • 3rd offense - $500
  • Concealment of Animals, Scientific Experimentation and Related Acts
    • 1st offense - $150
    • 2nd offense - $300
    • 3rd offense - $500
  • Cruelty/Neglect (per household)
    • 1st offense - $150
    • 2nd offense - $300
    • 3rd offense - Mandatory court appearance for criminal charges and animal impounded by Animal Control
  • Designated Dangerous/Vicious Animal
    • 1st offense - $250
    • 2nd offense - Animal impounded by Animal Control

*March 4, 2014: The low cost spay and neuter program is currently on hold due to staffing at the Animal Shelter