Do you live in New Hampshire? Is your pup licensed? If not, you could be in for some fines!
Pup parents are required by the laws of the state to have their pups licensed by Keene City. The annual license period begins on the first of May – and 330 pup parents with 443 dogs have yet to get that license, and this could bring them fines within the next few weeks.
This law is in place in order to ensure the controlling of rabies within the state – a viral disease that spreads via bites from infected animals and causes damage to a pup’s central nervous system and is fatal to humans. This is done when veterinarians update the city and report when they give vaccinations to pups, whose owners have registered them with the city.
Need to get your pup licensed? Bring along documentation that proves your pup is up to date on vaccinations and that their rabies shot has not expired. An annual license costs $7.50 for desexed pups and $10 for those not desexed. If you run a kennel with five pups or more, you can get one license for $20.
So far, 2,257 pups have received a license. Is yours one of them? If not, add that to your to-do list! The City attempts to delay fines for as long as they can to give pup parents a chance to get the licensing done. Do like and share with pup Mommies and Daddies who live in the state!