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Fee Schedule

Animal Adoption and Related Fees
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
Dog Adoption Fee (includes adoption, city license, sterilization, microchipping, core vaccines, rabies vaccine, and heartworm testing services) $100 Per Dog Adoption
Cat Adoption Fee (includes adoption, city license, sterilization, microchipping, core vaccines, rabies vaccine and FeLV/FIV testing services) $90 Per Cat Adoption
City License (Altered) $7 Per Application
City License (Unaltered) $30 Per Application
City License (Registration of Dangerous Animal) $50 Per Registration
Owner Surrender Fee
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
Owner Surrender of Pet $25 Per Animal
Animal Reclamation Related Fees
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
Feline Neuter (for Shelter Owned Reclaimed Animals) $40 Per Reclaimed Feline (New Fee)
Feline Spay (for Shelter Owned Reclaimed Animals) $60 Per Reclaimed Feline (New Fee)
Canine Neuter (for Shelter Owned and Dangerous Reclaimed Animals) $75 Per Reclaimed Canine (New Fee)
Canine Spay (for Shelter Owned and Dangerous Reclaimed Animals) $125 Per Reclaimed Canine (New Fee)
Microchip $20 Per Microchip, per reclaimed or juvenile animal
Core Vaccinations $8 Per Set of Core Vaccines
Spay / Neuter Coupon $30 Per Coupon
Rabies Coupon $10 Per Coupon
Additional Dog and Cat Adoption Related Fees
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
Additional Female Dog/Cat Adoption Fee – Pregnant Dog $20 Per Adoption
Additional Female Dog/Cat Adoption Fee – Repair to Hernia $10-$20 Per Adoption
Additional Female Dog Adoption Fee – Weight Over 100 Pounds $20 Per Adoption
Additional Male Dog/Cat Adoption Fee – Only One Testicle Has Descended $20 Per Adoption
Additional Male Dog/Cat Adoption Fee – Repair to Hernia $10-$20 Per Adoption
Additional Male Dog Adoption Fee – Weight Over 100 Pounds $20 Per Adoption
Sterilization Fee $25-$55 Per Procedure
Retained Testicle Inguinal $10 Per Procedure
Retained Testicle Abdominal $25 Per Procedure
In Estrus – Dogs $20 Per Procedure
In Estrus – Cats $20 Per Procedure
Minor Dewclaw Removal $10 Per Removal
Major Dewclaw Removal $25 Per Removal
Removal of Retained Deciduous Teeth $2 Per Tooth Extracted
Repair of Prolapsed Gland of the Third Eyelid (“Cherry Eye”) $25 Per Procedure
Radiographs $15 Per Film
Radiographs $15 Per Film
Fees Specific to Dangerous Animals
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
City Licenses (Registration of Dangerous Animal) $50 Per License
Acceptance of Dangerous Animal $100 Per Dangerous Animal
Seizure of Dangerous Animal $400 Per Dangerous Animal
Dangerous Animal Impoundment Kennel Fee $25 per day Per Day, Per Dangerous Animal
Dangerous Animal Compliance Inspection Fee (Per Inspection, 4 Inspections Per Year) $37.50 per inspection Per Dangerous Animal
Destruction of Dangerous Animal < 10 Pounds $55 Per Dangerous Animal < 10 lbs
Destruction of Dangerous Animal 11-25 Pounds $65 Per Dangerous Animal 11-25 Pounds
Destruction of Dangerous Animal 26-50 Pounds $75 Per Dangerous Animal 26-50 Pounds
Destruction of Dangerous Animal > 50 Pounds $85 Per Dangerous Animal > 50 Pounds
Euthanasia Fees
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
Cats $15 Per Cat
Small Dogs < 10 Pounds $15 Per Dogs < 10 Pounds
Dogs 11-25 Pounds $25 Per Dogs 11-25 Pounds
Dogs 26-50 Pounds $35 Per Dogs 26-50 Pounds
Dogs > 50 Pounds $45 Per Dogs > 50 Pounds
Impoundment Fees
Fee Type Current Fee Permit Validity
1st Impoundment (Unaltered) $55 1st Impoundment
1st Impoundment (Altered) $35 1st Impoundment
2nd Impoundment (Unaltered) $110 2nd Impoundment
2nd Impoundment (Altered) $65 2nd Impoundment
3rd Impoundment (Unaltered) $135 3rd Impoundment
3rd Impoundment (Altered) $85 3rd Impoundment
Emergency Care – Minor $20 Per Animal, per Incident
Emergency Care – Major $35 Per Animal, per Incident
After Hours Veterinary Care – Minor $100 Per Animal, per Incident
After Hours Veterinary Care – Major $200 Per Animal, per Incident
Livestock (First 24 Hours) $25 First 24 Hours
Livestock (After 24 Hours) $10 Each Day After Initial 24 Hours
Cat Boxes $5 Per Cat Box
Kennel Fee (After 72 Hours/Care and Boarding Per Day) $10 Per Day After 72 Hours
Impoundment if At-Large $45 Per Animal
Quarantine Fee $100 + $20 Per Day Per Animal
Animal Awareness Class (Per Citation) $35 Per Citation
Vet Pickup For Two Animals $25 Per Two Animals
Vet Pickup Per Animal After Two Animals $25 Per Additional Animal After Two
Residential Pick-up and Disposal of Deceased Animal from Citizen’s Home (Per Pick-up Call) $24 Per Residential Pick-up Call, Per Animal
Animal Traps (Deposit) $50 Per Trap
Pigeon Permit and Inspection Fee $35 Per Inspection/Permit (New Fee)

 

Resolution on Fees

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