Many of you may be unaware of changes that the county has made to registration of your cat or dog with Alachua County Animal Services, effective 1/1/18. The Newberry Animal Hospital Group is here to help you understand these changes.
Here is what you should know:
The county is now collecting a registration fee for each cat or dog in your home, as follows:
(Please note that these fees are no longer tied to your animals rabies vaccine.)
Registration Fees - per animal (cat or dog):
$10.00 for each spayed/neutered cat or dog, IF they are microchipped.
$40.00 for each intact (not spayed/neutered) cat or dog.
$40.00 for any cat or dog NOT microchipped regardless of breeding status.
These pet registration requirements were made effective by the Alachua County Board of Commissioners in the fall of 2017. The Newberry Animal Hospital Group has been working closely with our vendors to reduce microchip charges for our clients. For 2018, we are offering a reduced rate of $30 per pet, and will be using the 'Save This Life' microchipping option. (www.Safethislife.com)
The Newberry Animal Hospital Group will continue working with the county to determine the best and most efficient way to help you comply with these new pet registration requirements, but please feel free to visit the county website for more information HERE.