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2022 dog licenses available

BRATTLEBORO—Dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are available for the 2022 licensing period. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months and older must be licensed on or before April 1.

Renewal licenses may be obtained in person at the Town Clerk’s office by using the drop box in the Municipal Center parking lot, through the mail, or online at brattleboro.org.

Dogs licensed in Brattleboro for the first time may be licensed in person, using the drop box, or through the mail by printing the license form from the town website.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont statutes before licensing. If an animal has been spayed or neutered, the certificate issued by the veterinarian must be presented when licensing the animal for the first time. A current rabies certificate issued and signed by a veterinarian must be filed with the Town Clerk.

Due to COVID-19, the town wasn’t able to hold its annual low-cost rabies clinic. If you haven’t been able to get a rabies vaccine for your pet this year, the Windham County Humane Society is offering them for $20. Pet owners should call 802-254-2232 for an appointment.

The licensing fees, due by April 1, are $19 for neutered animals and $23 for un-neutered animals. Specially trained assistance dogs may be eligible for a reduced licensing fee.

Dogs and wolf-hybrids licensed after April 1 will be charged a penalty. In addition, any person failing to license them may be fined up to $100 and the dog or wolf-hybrid may be impounded.

If an animal licensed last year has died or been given away, contact the town clerk’s office at 802-251-8157, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #646 (Wednesday, January 12, 2022). This story appeared on page A2.

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