A rescued dog sits at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

A rescued dog sits at the Kenai Animal Shelter on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

2021 dog licenses now available for Kenai residents

Kenai residents are able to purchase licenses certifying their dogs have current rabies vaccinations

Kenai residents are now able to purchase from Animal Control 2021 dog licenses certifying that their dogs have current rabies vaccinations. 2020 licenses will expire on Dec. 31.

Tags cost $10.20 plus tax for dogs who are spayed or neutered and $30.60 for dogs who are not. Tags can be purchased over the phone at 907-283-7353. Animal control staff will reach out to residents’ veterinarians to confirm that their dog’s rabies vaccination is current and will send licenses via mail.

The licenses ensure public safety and help animal control officers reunite animals to their owners, said Chief Animal Control Officer Jessica Hendrickson.

“Owning a pet of any kind is a privilege and responsibility,” Henrickson said via email.

City law says that dogs who are not part of a kennel facility and are more than three months old must have a tag. Rabies vaccinations must be current in order for a license to be issued, per state law.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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