Local Oakland County dog census starts in July

Lucksted dogs
The Lucksted family’s pets will likely be among those counted in the 2018 dog census. (Contributed)

An Oakland County Animal Control team will start knocking on local doors next month to conduct a census that ensures all dogs fours months or older have a valid license.

Census workers will drive marked county vehicles, wear county shirts, and carry identification.

Dog owners must present proof of rabies vaccination to receive a license, which can be purchased at city halls in Farmington and Farmington Hills. There’s a discount if you bring in proof of neutering.

A license must be purchased within 30 days of acquiring a new dog; when a puppy turning four months of age; or after moving into your city. Cats need not be licensed.

Licensing fees support the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center.

For more information about dog licensing in Farmington Hills, visit fhgov.com, and find “Dog Licenses” under the “Resident” heading. In Farmington, visit farmgov.com/City-Services/City-Clerk/Dog-Licenses.aspx.

You may also visit oakgov.com/petadoption, or call Oakland County Animal Control at 248-858-1070 to learn more.