Pet vaccination, licensing event to be held at Marshfield Mall
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Every year local veterinarians sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic. This is to facilitate pet owners having their animals — older than five months of age — immunized against this deadly and preventable disease.
The 2017 clinic will be held Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at Marshfield Mall. Vaccinations will cost $12 per pet. Use the Furniture and Appliance Mart entrance only.
The Marshfield Police Department ordinance officers will also be on hand to issue annual animal licenses and will accept cash or checks only. Dogs and cats residing in the city must be licensed by March 31 of each year after they have reached the age of five months.
The cost is $8 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6 for spayed or neutered cats. The cost is $16 for unspayed or un-neutered dogs and $12 for unspayed or un-neutered cats. Owners who license their pets after March 31 must pay a late fee of $5 per animal licensed.
Licenses can also be obtained at the city treasurer’s office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The treasurer’s office is on the fifth floor of City Hall Plaza, 630 S. Central Ave.
City ordinance requires the licensing of all cats and dogs inside the city limits of Marshfield on a yearly basis. The license requirement is for people’s safety to ensure that the animals have had their proper shots. The license is also used for the safe return of pets if they are lost. Failure to license a pet may result in a fine of $124.