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Attention Dog Owners



2017 RABIES CLINIC- DATE TBD!!! 


ATTENTION DOG OWNERS--APRIL IS DOG LICENSE MONTH !!!

In accordance with RSA 466:1 every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or over shall annually, cause it to be registered, numbered, described and licensed for one year in the office of the town clerk of the town where the dog is kept.


LICENSE FEES

PUPPY (4-7 months old)

$ 7.50

MALE/FEMALE

$10.00

NEUTERED/SPAYED

$ 7.50

1st DOG OF SENIOR CITIZEN

$ 3.00

GROUP (5 + dogs)

$21.00


Owners 65 or older at time of licensing their dogs, may receive the senior

citizen discount (one senior discount per owner) .

A valid rabies certificate must be on file for each dog in order to issue a license. Most vaccinations are valid for three years and we have many on file at our office as veterinarians are required to send vaccination records to us. However, if your pet was recently vaccinated, please bring in a copy for our records. Feel free to contact our office to verify that your pet’s rabies vaccination is up to date.

Methods of payment are CASH and CHECKS only. If you license by mail--please make checks out to Town of Sandwich and provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope.


SOME LOCAL VETERINARIANS

INTERLAKES ANIMAL HOSPITAL

279-0707

KINDNESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

539-2272

LAKES REGION VETERINARY

524-8387

MEADOW POND ANIMAL HOSPITAL

253-7701

MEREDITH ANIMAL HOSPITAL

279-8158

SANDWICH ANIMAL HOSPITAL

284-6206


RABIES CLINIC

The Sandwich Animal Hospital holds an annual spring rabies clinic.  The 2016 Rabies Clinic will be held early April, date and time will be posted shortly.

DOG CONTROL LAW

This law was voted in at the 1980 Town Meeting: In accordance with RSA 466:30-a

it shall be unlawful for any dog to run at large, except when accompanied by the owner or custodian, and when used for hunting, herding, supervised competition and exhibition or training for such. Local law enforcement may issue a $25.00 fine.

DOG LICENSE HISTORY

In 1891, NH adopted a dog licensing statute. Presumably, the intent of the license was to register the ownership and liability of dog owners in the case of personal injury or damaged property or livestock. It is also reasonable to assume that because the earliest paper dog licenses had very detailed descriptions of the symptoms of hydrophobia, which is apparent in dogs during the later stages of the rabies disease, that the Legislature was concerned with rabies within the dog population. These objectives of licensing requirement for dogs are still valid today- 122 years later!