Pinellas Animal Services Increases License, Other Fees
Animal Services last changed its user fees in 2010.
PINELLAS COUNTY -Starting today (Oct. 1), Pinellas County Animal Services is upping some fees enabling the agency to offer an enhanced level of service.
The cost of a three-year dog or cat license will rise from $20 to $40. All pets are required to have a rabies vaccination and pet license. The one year license fee of $20 will remain the same. Pet license fees fund Animal Services’ animal welfare services like veterinary care and shelter for lost and abandoned animals, animal neglect and cruelty investigations, and emergency care for injured pets.
Under Florida law, all cats, dogs and ferrets four months of age or older must receive a one-year or three-year rabies shot. Currently, 40,000 animals have one-year and 44,000 have three-year licenses.
The cost of euthanasia and cremation of animals that weigh more than 60 pounds will also increase, bringing that fee to $60 instead of $50. Cremation only will be $40.
The annual fee to register a dangerous dog has increased from $250 to $400.
Last time, Animal Services implemented changes to its user fees was in 2010.
Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Regular hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
For information about Animal Services and pictures of adoptable dogs and cats, go to pinellascounty.org.
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