Cats and dogs need to be licensed in the city.
All cats and dogs over age six months must still be licensed. Pet licensing is extremely important as a means of confirming that pets have been inoculated against rabies. Rabies inoculation is necessary, even for pets that remain indoors, because bats frequently gain entry to homes and are then pursued by pets, making bites likely. Licensing helps reunite lost animals with their owners, and provides critically needed revenue to support open admission shelters, such as BARCS.