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Animal Control receives over 600 calls a year, and 80% of those calls are dog related. Due to dogs taking up the majority of Animal Control's time, the City wanted dog owners to pay a fair proportion of Animal Control's costs.
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At City Hall, located at:701 Fourth StreetYreka, CA 96097Phone: 530-841-2386
Call the Yreka Police Department dispatch and ask the dispatcher to see if your dog has been picked up. If your dog has been picked up, coordinate with the dispatcher to pick up your dog by calling 530-841-2300.
No, only dogs require a City animal license.
Dog Licensing Fees, as well as impound-related fees, go exclusively to pay for Animal Control Services.
Previously, the most recent dog license fee increase was in 1983. Since then, costs have increased substantially. Before the most recent increase, license fees and impound related fees covered less than 20% of Animal Control's expenses.
The remaining 80% or so came out of the City's general budget. The City, while recognizing the benefits of having Animal Control services, wanted the general public to bear less of the burden. The dog license fee rate increase was designed to pay for about 50% of those costs.
If you live outside of the City limits, you need to have your dog licensed with the County. For more information, call 530-841-4028.