In the Las Vegas area, a dog may still be man’s best friend, but it has to have a license. Cats and also ferrets older than four months must be licensed. Once you and Fluffy move to the area, make sure that you seek out the proper information.
All residents within the city of Las Vegas are required to license their pets. All dogs, cats and ferrets over the age of four months and kept in the city of Las Vegas must be licensed. The license provides proof of ownership, identification should your pet get lost, and proof of rabies vaccination. Pet licenses can be obtained from the Lied Animal Shelter located at 655 N. Mojave Road.
Dog and Cat Licenses
Each different type of pet has a different fee. Use the following list as a guide to plan for your pet licensure. Sterile Dog/Cat Fee: $10 (seniors: $5) and renewable annually with a rabies and vaccination certificate. Fertile Dog/Cat Fee: $25 (seniors $15) and renewable annually with a rabies and vaccination certificate.
The law requires rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets within 30 days after reaching three months of age. Rabies vaccinations must be given by a licensed veterinarian. All dogs, cats and ferrets within the unincorporated area of Clark County are required to be vaccinated for rabies. Dogs and cats over one year of age receive a vaccination that is good for three years after the date administered. Dogs and cats under one year of age receive a vaccination that is good for one year from the date administered. For ferrets, vaccinations expire one year after the date administered.
Restraint Law: It is a misdemeanor for any animal to be at large within the city limits of Las Vegas. Sanitation: Pet owners are responsible to keep their private property clean and free of animal waste and odor. Likewise, pet owners must promptly clean animal waste from public property or the property of others. Failure to do so is a misdemeanor. Barking Dogs: The owner of a dog that barks excessively, or any noisy animal, may be criminally prosecuted if the problem is not corrected. Biting Animals: The owner of a biting animal is often civilly liable for personal injury, and depending on the circumstances, can be criminally prosecuted.
Clark County code allows a person to keep up to three dogs and three cats on his property. If a person has more than three cats and three dogs, he must have a pet fancier’s permit. A pet fancier’s permit costs $25 and needs to be renewed annually.