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NOTICE FOR 2014 CITY DOG LICENSES

 

The Elko Animal Shelter encourages the adoption of shelter animals by responsible persons. You are invited to visit the Animal Shelter to select a pet from the variety of animals normally available for adoption. Most animals that are housed at the shelter are abandoned or have been surrendered to the shelter for a variety of reasons.

The reasons vary but most of the time it is due to expectations of the owner and not the animal itself. Cute puppies can grow up to be big dogs. Small kittens grow up to be big cats. Inadequate space for the animal is another reason why owners surrender them to the shelter. If you live in an apartment or a dwelling without a yard, please consider a small inside pet that does not require room to run and can play indoors. If you rent, please check with your landlord or rental agreement prior to adopting a pet.

Animal Shelter Manager
Karen Walther,
2210 Pinion Road

Office/Lost Pet Line:
(775)777-7333
(775)777-7339 fax


Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Closed all holidays


Adoption Information:
If you are considering getting a pet for your home, ask yourself these simple questions.

  • Where is the animal going to live?
  • Do you have adequate room and shelter for your pet?
  • Who is responsible to feed and water the pet?
  • Are you financially capable of maintaining a pet (including vaccinations, spay/neutered fees and unexpected illnesses)?
  • Why do I want a pet?

The City of Elko has a serious pet over-population (more animals than people) problem that results in the euthanasia (humane destruction) of many unwanted but otherwise healthy dogs and cats each day. Spaying or neutering animals before they have puppies or kittens is an effective method of controlling animal population. Your veterinairan can perform this simple medical procedure which promotes animal health and prevents the birth of additional animals for which good homes may not be available.

SPAY OR NEUTER ANIMALS BEFORE THEY HAVE PUPPIES OR KITTENS. IT IS HEALTHEIR FOR YOUR PET, LESS COSTLY FOR YOU AND YOU ARE HELPING TO CONTROL PET OVER-POPULATION.

Animal Shelter Fees: All fees can be paid by cash, credit or debit card.

Special Permits:
Cat/Dog Fancier Permit:
Cat/Dog Special Use Permit:

$100.00
$200.00

Dog Licenses:
Dog Licenses due before February 28th of each year:


Spayed/Neutered $5.00
Not Spayed/Neutered $10.00
Replacement license $5.00
$3.00 Late fee after February 28

Euthanasia fees per animal (Includes surrender fee) :

Adoption fees:
Dogs (Includes spay/neuter, rabies and microchipping)
Cats (Includes spay/neuter, rabies and microchipping)

$20.00 non-refundable deposit to place a "hold" on an animal. This deposit will be subtracted from the total adoption fee.

Senior Citizen Discount (Age 65) is half price on adoption fees


$130.00


$75.00

$55.00







Minimum impound fee for dog/cat:

Return to Owner 1st Offense - $25.00 plus $8.00 daily board
Return to Owner 2nd Offense - $40.00 plus $10.00 daily board
Return to Owner 3rd Offense - $60.00 plus $15.00 daily board

Police/Humane Hold/per day: $8.00/day after owner is released

Quarantine/per day: $60.00 for 10 days then $8.00 a day.

Surrender Fees:
Per animal - $30.00
If surrendered in past
- $50.00