Ingham County cracking down on dog owners without a license

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Two animal control officers in Ingham County hit the streets to educate and enforce dog licensing laws.

In February and March there were a total of 160 dog license citations issued.

Michigan law requires every dog to have a license and not having one in Ingham County is considered a misdemeanor offense.

Ingham County dogs must have a current dog tag on their collar at all times.

The cost of a one year license in Ingham County is $15 if the dog has already been spayed or neutered, but $45 if they have not. To purchase a dog license, the dog must have a current rabies vaccination.

Cats are not required to be licensed, however a current rabies vaccination is strongly recommended for the pet’s safety.

Ingham County Animal Control hosts monthly vaccination and licensing clinics to provide low cost and free vaccinations to Ingham County pet owners.

The next vaccination clinic is May 3rd at the Leroy Township Fire Station in Webberville from 12-4pm.

Licensing sweeps will continue through the month of April.

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