Notice to Pet Owners – Reminder to license your dog by April 1

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 174.052, notice is hereby given to all owners of dogs in Ridgeway that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the law. Failure to comply with vaccination requirements may result in a fine of $25.00 to $200.00. Failure to obtain dog licenses prior to APRIL 1 as required of all dogs 5 months of age or over will result in a late fee assessment of $10.00.

All dogs 5 months of age or older require a license. The minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females is $8.00 upon presentation of evidence attesting to the same and $18.00 for the unaltered dog.

Wis. Stat. § 95.21(2), requires vaccination against rabies by a veterinarian of all dogs within 30 days after the dog reaches 4 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. Older vaccinated dogs must be revaccinated when the certificate expires or within 3 years of the previous vaccination. Certificates of current vaccination must be presented when obtaining dog licenses.