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Why should I license my dog?

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You may ask, what are the benefits of licensing my dog? First, it is a California state law and not just a Rocklin city ordinance that requires all dogs over the age of 4 months to be licensed. *A rabies tag is not a dog license, but a license guarantees that a dog has been inoculated against rabies. *Reunites lost pets with their owners much quicker. A dog license can be traced 24 hours a day, every day of the year by an on-call animal control officer in any part of the city. *Longer care period at the animal shelter, so it will not be put up for adoption or be euthanized as quickly as an unlicensed dog. *Emergency veterinarian services will be provided and paid for up to $150 should your dog be injured while it is lost. The licensing revenue assures owners that their licensed animal will be transported to a veterinarian if they are found injured. *Encourages the spaying and neutering of dogs through staggered fees. This differential is designed to encourage people to sterilize their dogs. Pet overpopulation is a major problem and leads to overcrowding at shelters and the euthanization of far too many pets. *Animal control officers can better regulate dangerous dogs and that can protect you and your animals by allowing animal control officers to track dangerous and aggressive dogs, as well as habitual offenders of animal laws. For more information and to license your dog visit www.rocklin.ca.us. RRUFF is a group of Rocklin residents dedicated to finding a low cost, creative way to build a dog park in Rocklin. If you want to help, contact RRUFF at dogownersgroup@rruff.vpweb.com. Vicki Bottini Curtis, Rocklin, RRUFF – Rocklin Residents Unite For Fido