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Group will perform animal license, vaccine check

February 11, 2012

Irvine Animal Care Center representatives will go door-to-door this month to check if residents' animals are properly licensed and vaccinated, according to a news release.

Representatives will be able to assist residents in initiating or updating a license. City ordinances require dogs to be licensed annually and those older than 4 months must be vaccinated for rabies.

"Licensing your dog is an important component of responsible pet ownership," Ron Edwards, Irvine Animal Care Center administrator, said in a prepared statement. "It helps protect the safety of our community and is the best way to facilitate prompt return of your pets in the event they become lost."

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The fee for licensing a spayed or neutered dog is $20, while the fee for an unaltered dog is $50. Reduced fees are available for pet owners older than 62 or with a permanent disability.

Information about the door-to-door program and licensing is posted at irvineshelter.org or by calling (949) 724-7740.

— Sarah Peters

Twitter: @speters01

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