The national rate for registered pets is 30%, but in Sacramento it is about 14%. That’s not so great.
Gina Knepp, the Manager of Front Street told CBS, “I think there are a percentage of people that don’t have a license just because they have no idea that they’re supposed to.”
Licensing is all about pet safety. Not only can it help you be reunited with your pets, but it also makes sure that rabies vaccinations are on record (you can only license your pet for the length of time of their rabies vaccination).
As of July 1, pet owners will face a fine of $300 if their animals are not licensed. You should receive a card in the mail about the process, which is pretty easy. You just bring your rabies vaccination certificate and proof of spay/neuter and pay the small fee.
For more information, check out the story at CBS Sacramento. I will be renewing registrations this week for my pups!