Your best friend may require a license of their own to live in your new Las Vegas home. Residents within city limits of Las Vegas are required to license certain pets. This requirement includes dogs, cats and ferrets older than four months of age. Licenses provide proof of ownership, identification and proof of vaccinations. You pet license may be obtained from the Lied Animal Shelter located at 655 N. Mojave Rd.
Different types of pets have different types of fees associated with them. Sterile dogs and cats will be $10 with senior pets only $5. This fee is renewable annually with your rabies vaccination and certificate. Fertile dogs and cats will be $25 with fertile senior pets only $15, also renewable annually with your rabies vaccination and certificate.
It is the law that your dog, cat or ferret must obtain a rabies vaccination no later than 4 months of age. Only a licensed veterinarian may administer a rabies vaccination, and all of these types of pets must receive their vaccination to live within the Clark County limits. Your pet’s rabies vaccination will expire one year from the date of administration.
If you animal is found to be at large within the Las Vegas city limits you may be liable for a misdemeanor of the restraint laws. As a pet owner it is also your responsibility to keep your private property clean and free of animal wastes and odors. You are also required to promptly clean any animal wastes from public property or the property of others. A failure to adhere to these laws may result in a misdemeanor violation. If your animal is noisy you may face criminal prosecution if the problem persists. For biting animals you may face civil liability for personal injury or for more severe cases, criminal prosecution.
According to Clark County codes a person may legally keep up to three dogs and three cats on their property. More than this will require a pet fancier’s permit. This type of a permit costs $25 and must be renewed annually.