Amnesty period for unlicensed pets ends soon

September 10, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2010

Residents in Issaquah and 26 other cities, plus unincorporated King County, have 20 days before the amnesty period on unlicensed pets expires.

The countywide no-tolerance policy for unlicensed pets goes into effect Oct. 2. Outlaw owners face $125 fines for unlicensed spayed or neutered pets, and up to $250 for unaltered animals.

Purchase licenses at more than 100 locations across the county, including Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, veterinary hospitals and QFC grocery stores. Find the complete list here.

License fees for spayed and neutered pets remain unchanged at $30. Owners of unaltered pets face a $60 fee, down from $90. Every dog and cat older than eight weeks in unincorporated King County, Issaquah and other contracting cities must be licensed.

“The amnesty period is a great opportunity for residents to comply with the law, protect their pets with a license, and avoid a potential fine,” King County Regional Animal Services Manager Ken Nakatsu said in a news release. “After Oct. 1, we have to comply with the code adopted by King County and 27 contracting cities and issue a fine if you are caught without a pet license. Now is the time to prevent that risk and gain the benefits of a pet license.”

The updated animal control program took effect in Issaquah and across the county July 1.

Seniors and people with disabilities can receive discounts. So can owners of pets up to six months old.

The county offers benefits to owners of licensed pets. If county officers find a lost pet, the agency attempts to skip the shelter and deliver the pet home. The shelter also holds licensed pets longer as strays.

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