Animal Control License Your Pet General Information

Who Benefits From License Revenue? The Animals!

Through contractual agreements with Larimer County, Fort Collins, Loveland, Wellington, and Timnath, Larimer Humane Society administers the Pet License Programs for these jurisdictions. By purchasing your pet license, you are supporting:

  • 24-hour emergency medical treatment for injured stray animals
  • Stray animal rescue
  • Animal cruelty and abuse investigations and emergency housing for neglected animals
  • Protection from aggressive animals

Why License Your Pet?

A ticket home and serving as their voice is what a round silver tag means. A current license also provides an important  public safety service.

Rabies is a serious threat to public safety. The rabies virus can be transmitted fairly easily through saliva or blood contact with an infected animal. Most cities or counties have ordinances that require pets are vaccinated against rabies and the license tag confirms record of this vaccination. Vaccinating your pets against rabies ensures their protection should they come into contact with a suspected rabies carrier such as a bat.

Licensing your pet also ensures that your contact information is on file so Larimer Humane Society can reunite you with your lost animal. Thanks to our community’s compliance with the Licensing Program nearly one-half of the stray animals brought to the shelter are quickly reunited with their guardians. In addition, by referring to the license tag, Animal Protection and Control Officers returns stray animals directly to their homes.

General Information

Through a contractual agreement, Larimer Humane Society provides animal control services for Fort Collins, Loveland, Unincorporated Larimer County, Wellington, Timnath and Berthoud. Our contract for service includes providing the Animal Protection & Control Officers, transportation, a licensed animal shelter and trained animal welfare staff as well as caring for the stray animals found in these communities. Animal Protection & Control Officers provide a valuable public safety service by keeping our community safe from agressive animals and enforcing animal ordinances.

An important component of Animal Control is the Licensing Program. Ensuring that domestic animals are vaccinated against rabies protects our community from this deadly virus. Larimer Humane Society administers the License programs for the jurisdictions. The cost of operating animal control for a city or county is not covered by the contract payments. Fees collected from license sales and animal impoundments also support the Animal Protection & Control services.

Funding Larimer Humane Society receives from the jurisdictions is for animal control-only. Contractual income does not fund vital animal care programs such as adoptions, medical rehabilitation, or foster care. These programs are funded solely through donations from individuals, fundraising and bequests.

 

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