I was just told that my pet needs a city license. Is this true and if so why?

There is a city ordinance that requires all dogs and cats that reside in the city limits to be licensed. The city license aides Animal Control officers in ensuring that dogs and cats receive their rabies vaccination (rabies vaccination is required to purchase a license). The city license is also a valuable tool used by Animal Control to locate owners of stray pets. For more information, call Animal Control at 575-439-4330.

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1. We can no longer care for our family pet. What options are available to us?
2. My pet got out of my yard and was picked up by Animal Control. What do I need to do to recover my pet?
3. My pet lost its collar along with its tags. Can I get replacement tags?
4. I was just told that my pet needs a city license. Is this true and if so why?
5. My friend told me that my cat had to be on a leash whenever I let it go outside. Is this true?
6. Pigeons keep coming into my yard and eating my pet’s food. They are becoming a nuisance, can you help?
7. My pet passed away last night. What should I do with the remains?
8. Our neighbor’s dog barks constantly. Is there any way to resolve this problem?
9. My neighbor’s dog is chained up in the backyard. I never see him feed his dog and I am constantly giving the dog water. What should I do?
10. If I get bit by an animal what should I do?