It’s a week of amnesty for animals
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.