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Old 03-10-2009, 06:14 PM
 
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Quick question: is licensing a dog in Austin a city function, or a county function? And where/how do I do it? I assume that it's just a matter of going to the right office with proof of rabies vaccination and my checkbook.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Actually my fiance just checked on this a couple of weeks ago and basically the vet told him the city was in "transition" with the whole program and that there were currently no license requirements.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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That's interesting. I've always gotten my dogs licensed at the vet when they get their shots.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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Hmmm. In Oregon, I went to the county courthouse with proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter. In NC and NJ, I went to City Hall, with proof of rabies vaccination and spay/neuter.

Since my dog is current on her rabies vaccination, I wonder if this means she won't be licensed until she needs her next shot...and if there is a fine for not licensing?

I'll dig deeper and report back!
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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Just make sure your pets have their rabies shots by a licensed vet and you'll be fine. If your animals ever bite anyone, you'll have to prove they've had their rabies shots via your vet and/or vaccination records.

Up north, you have to prove it in court or wherever because so many people act like they have rabies, that it's become law. That's why when Northerners move to Texas, some of us have a bit of a problem with your obnoxious, rude, and loud mouth ways. Not all of you, just most. LOL!!
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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Just make sure your pets have their rabies shots by a licensed vet and you'll be fine. If your animals ever bite anyone, you'll have to prove they've had their rabies shots via your vet and/or vaccination records.

Up north, you have to prove it in court or wherever because so many people act like they have rabies, that it's become law. That's why when Northerners move to Texas, some of us have a bit of a problem with your obnoxious, rude, and loud mouth ways. Not all of you, just most. LOL!!
Of course if people would just get rabies shots and certificates of said shots for their animals then there wouldn't be a problem. Folks in these parts are pretty lax about controlling their animals and authorities only like to take action after an avoidable death happens:

Texas Families Against Dangerous Dogs - Woman, 76, killed in dog attack... (http://www.txfadd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemi d=7 - broken link)
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