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It’s ‘Make Your Beagle Legal’ Time

May 16, 2015 Local Government No Comments

buddy and bellaHamden Town Clerk Vera Morrison reminds all dog owners that June is Dog Licensing month, and time to purchase their 2015-2016 dog licenses/tags at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Hamden Government Center at 2750 Dixwell Ave.

Public Act 85-167 requires all dogs 6 months of age or older must be licensed and be vaccinated by the end of JuneLicenses are $8 for a spayed or neutered dogs, and a spaying or neuter certificate must be shown. Unaltered dog license charges are $19. 

Licenses obtained after June 30th will be charged a late penalty of $1 per month in addition to the above fees per state law.  A current rabies certificate must be presented to obtain a new license and tag.

A dog without a dog tag and proper rabies vaccination tag is presumed to be unlicensed, and not protected by law.  The fine to a dog owner for failure to license is $75.00   (CGS 22-349), and failure of the owner to vaccinate against rabies is $136.00 (CGS 22-339b).  The fine for allowing dogs to roam is $92.00 (CGS22-364a), and owners are liable for prosecution for any damage done by your dog, including damage to shrubs, flowers and trees.

Licenses may be obtained from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.  A license may be obtained by mail if the following information is provided:  Owner’s name, address and phone number; dog’s name, age, sex, color and breed; proof of current rabies vaccination plus proof of spaying/neutering along with the check. The form can be found online here.

All checks should be made payable to the “Hamden Town Clerk”, and mailed to the Town Clerk’s office, c/o Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and all original papers will be returned with your dog license and tag.                                                                                          

The annual Dog Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, June 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the M.L.Keefe Center, 11 Pine St. Rabies shots for dogs and cats will be $20 per animal cash only, and one free vaccination will be given with a state assistance I.D.card.  Hamden Dog licenses may also be purchased there.

There are no residency requirements. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Written proof, either a valid rabies certificate showing prior vaccination or a prior license, must be presented to get a three-year vaccination. Tags are not sufficient proof. Otherwise, a one-year vaccination will be given.

Call the Hamden Town Clerk’s office with any questions at (203)287-7028.                    

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