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A dog license serves two purposes:
- Proving that you are the rightful owner of your dog
- Proving that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies during that calendar year
An aluminum license is worn by the dog to identify the dog in the event he gets loose or separated from you.
Yes. If your dog has been given a three-year rabies vaccine, you will still need to renew your license yearly.
Yes. The dog should wear a collar and license at all times. Additional identification like a tag with the owner's name and phone number, as well as permanent identification like a microchip, are also highly encouraged.
Please come to our facility during our hours of operation with a rabies certificate/proof of rabies vaccination. The rabies vaccination must be given by a vet according to state law. A vet is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm to administer a rabies vaccine.
Please call DACC during normal operating hours.
Citizens who wish to make a barking complaint should first speak to the dog owner about the barking. Our 36th District Court Judges want to know court should be considered the last resort, not first step to solving the issue. Barking is especially considered a nuisance from 10:00 pm - 6:30 am. There are no protections at this point for a dog that is barking during the daylight hours.
Once dog owner is notified, you should keep a log of the disturbance. Include the date, time and duration of barking. Give at least two weeks to see if the dog owner will comply. After two weeks, call DACC's main line and ask to speak to an Animal Control Investigator (ACI). The ACI will ensure you have spoken to the neighbor and have documented the nuisance barking, as well as come out to review the log sheet. Once a ticket is issued the investigator will contact the complainant to come to court to testify. If the barking case is successful a judge will order the dog owner to keep the dog in the house between certain hours.