Dog Licensing in Groveland
Tuolumne County Dog Licensing at Groveland Vet Clinic
Groveland, CA- In a partnership with Mono Way Veterinary Hospital, Tuolumne County dog licenses are now available for purchase at the Mono Way Clinic in Groveland. The Groveland Clinic is located at 18731 Main St. #2 Groveland, CA.
In order to purchase a Tuolumne County Dog License your dog needs a current rabies certificate. For your convenience, new or renewal dog licenses may now be purchased simultaneously with your dog’s rabies vaccination at the Groveland Vet Clinic. Adding to this convenience, Tuolumne County is waiving any late fees for failure to license dog(s) within 30 days of: turning four (4) months of age; moving into the County; or new ownership. The current fees are listed below:
1 year altered license- $7.25
3 year altered license- $21.75
1 year unaltered license- $21.75
3 year unaltered license- $65.25
It is important to protect your pets from rabies. Rabies is a severe viral disease of the central nervous system. In the United States, rabies is chiefly a disease of wild mammals, but it can occasionally affect humans. Animals with rabies shed the virus in their saliva. If saliva from an infected animal gets into a break in a person’s skin – most commonly through a bite – or on mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, nose), that person might become infected. Rabies vaccine, administered after a possible exposure, is highly effective at preventing the progression of rabies disease. However, once an infected person develops symptoms of rabies there is no effective treatment and the infected person will likely die within a few days.
In California, most cases of rabies occur in bats. Rabies is also occasionally detected in other wild mammals such as skunks, coyotes, and foxes. Rabies is transmissible to horses and domestic livestock.
Human rabies can be prevented by avoiding contact with unfamiliar animals and most importantly vaccinating and licensing your dog(s). If you are bitten by an animal, report the bite to your local health department or animal control agency. Wash the bite wound thoroughly with soap and water as soon as possible. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to rabies, contact your health care provider.
This new program to sell dog licenses in conjunction with vaccinating your dog(s) against rabies at a local vet clinic would not have been developed without the great staff involved at Mono Way Veterinary Hospital. Tuolumne County Animal Control appreciates their leadership and dedication to serving the needs of the County’s residents and their animals. Over time, we hope to expand this program to additional Vet Clinics located within Tuolumne County.
For more information, please contact Mike Mazouch at Tuolumne County Animal Control at 209 694-2730.