GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Kent County Animal Shelter will not be charging late fees for dog licenses this year, as the county changes its program.
Now, dog licenses will be linked to the month a dog receives its rabies vaccination. Dogs that get a one-year rabies vaccine will be eligible for a one-year license; dogs with a three-year rabies license can purchase a three-year license.
“If your dog’s rabies shot was updated after you bought your 2013 license, you may need to update your registration with us, to show proof of vaccination and the expiration date,” said Carly Luttmann, Kent County Animal Shelter Supervisor. “Most veterinarians can provide us with proof of vaccination quickly.