Marion County Dog Services is partnering with local rescue organizations to host a dog license fair and low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon at Volcanoes Stadium located at 6700 Field of Dreams Way, in Keizer. Dog Services will waive late fees and other license violations for dog owners who purchase a license at the event.
Willamette Valley Animal Hospital is the partnering veterinarian that will be administering the low cost vaccinations for dogs. The event is also a fundraiser for two local dog rescues – Rudy's Heavenly Rescue and Salem Dogs.
Community Services Director Tamra Goettsch said, "Dog licensing is an essential part of animal care in Marion County. In addition to helping return lost dogs back to their families, licensing helps prevent the dangerous spread of rabies."
Rabies vaccinations are $8. Vaccinations for DHPP and Bordetella will be $12.50 each. Other services include $5 nail trims and $18 microchipping. All proceeds will go toward the rescue's medical bills at Willamette Valley Animal Hospital for veterinary services.
Dog Licenses are $17 per year for neutered or spayed dogs and $32 for unaltered dogs. The license fee for spayed or neutered dogs owned by seniors 65 or older is $5 per year. Proof of neutering or spaying must be provided for the reduced license fee and proof of owner's age is needed to receive the senior discount. Multi-year licenses are also available and payment is cash only. Dogs must be on leashes or in carriers.
All owners and keepers of dogs in Marion County are required by law to purchase a license when a dog reaches six months of age. Licenses are also required within 30 days of becoming a dog owner or moving into Marion County with a dog.
The Marion County Dog Shelter is located at 3550 Aumsville Hwy. SE, in Salem. For hours of operation and information about licensing and other Dog Services programs, visit www.mcdogs.net, call (503) 588-5233, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adoptable dogs are regularly featured on the shelter's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/marioncounty.dogshelter/.