BCHS Reminds Residents to License Their Dogs and Cats

Beadle County Humane Society Executive Director, Kim Krueger would like to remind the citizens of Huron that it is THE LAW that cats and dogs that live in the City of Huron must be licensed yearly! This applies to all cats and dogs, even if they never go outside. Licenses can be purchased at the shelter from 11am-4pm Monday thru Friday and from 11am-2pm on Saturdays. You can now also purchase your pet licenses where you pay your water bill at City Hall. If it is more convenient we can also do it through the mail, just call the shelter for more information. There will be a $1 processing fee added to the license fee if done by mail. Licenses fees are due by January 31st each year.

Krueger would like to remind pet owners that you must be able to provide proof of current rabies vaccination at the time of licensing.

Not only is licensing your pet required, it is very important in order for the shelter to get your lost pet home in a timely fashion to alleviate the stress on both the owner and the animal. It also helps us to contact an owner in an emergency medical situation. We come across several of these situations each year and are left to sometimes make a life or death decision on an animal, and we would much rather have the owner responsible for that decision. Because we are a non-profit agency we are constantly seeking grants to help in our efforts, many of these organizations ask us for figure on how many animals we have in our community.

The fees for pet licenses are as follows: Altered pets $5, Unaltered pets $10, Kennel license (for persons owning four or more animals) $50

*If your pet is impounded without a license the fee will be $25

*If you fail to comply with the licensing ordinances animal control can and

will issue a summons in which case you will have to pay a fine along with

licensing fees and possible court costs.

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