It’s a week of amnesty for an­i­mals

The Calvert Recorder - - News -

Pet own­ers in Calvert County who need to li­cense their dogs and cats can take ad­van­tage of Calvert County An­i­mal Con­trol’s an­nual Amnesty Week sched­uled for Nov. 5 through 11 and get their pets li­censed at a dis­count.

The re­duced fee for spayed and neutered pets is $3 each. The fee for non-spayed and non-neutered pets is $10. The reg­u­lar prices are $7 and $20, re­spec­tively.

Bring cash or a check, along with a copy of the pet’s cur­rent ra­bies cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and proof of spay or neuter if ap­pli­ca­ble, to one of the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

• Linda L. Kel­ley An­i­mal Shel­ter on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• Prince Fred­er­ick Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and

• Solomons Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad and Fire De­part­ment on Thurs­day, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Calvert County res­i­dents who own dogs and cats are legally re­quired to li­cense their pets, a press re­lease states. As part of the li­cens­ing process, ev­ery dog and cat must also be vac­ci­nated for ra­bies.

“Pet own­ers are re­quired to li­cense their cats and dogs to en­sure pub­lic health and safety,” Calvert County De­part­ment of Pub­lic Safety Chief An­i­mal Con­trol Of­fi­cer Craig Dichter said in the re­lease. “Pet li­cens­ing and up-to-date vac­ci­na­tions can help us avoid an out­break of ra­bies in the county.” Li­cens­ing also helps an­i­mal con­trol of­fi­cers re­unite lost pets with their own­ers, he added, and fail­ure to li­cense pet dogs and cats could re­sult in a $50 fine per in­ci­dent.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Calvert County An­i­mal Con­trol at 410-5351600, ext. 2526.

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