Reminder to Scranton residents: License your dogs and cats

The City of Scranton reminds residents that all cats and dogs age 6 months and older must be licensed at City Hall. Current licenses expire on June 30.

The fee to license a pet is $4 for each pet that has been spayed or neutered and $10 for pets that have not been spayed or neutered. This fee applies to the first two dogs or cats in a household.

The fee for more than two dogs or two cats is $10 if the pet is spayed or neutered and $20 per pet if it is not spayed/neutered. 

Proof of current vaccinations and proof the animal has been fixed is required.  Licenses expire June 30 of each year and must be renewed annually.

A copy of the animal control ordinance is available at City Hall or by visiting

City officials explain there are many benefits for making sure that your pet is licensed, including:

• Licensed animals assure the community that the pet has been properly vaccinated from rabies.

• Pet licensing can enable animal control to quickly identify and return lost animals.

• The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one.

• It’s the responsible thing to do for your pets and the community.

For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at 712-652-3888.

~The Scranton Journal

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