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ANIMAL SERVICES FEES
Resolution No.: 13-1058 – Effective July 2013 

ADOPTION*

Puppies & Kittens 20.00 Per Animal
Adult dogs & Cats 25.00 Per Animal
Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and other small mammals 10.00 Per Animal
Birds and Reptiles 5.00 Per Animal
Livestock 40.00 Per Animal
Special Adoption Puppies / Kittens* 10.00 Per Animal
Special Adoption Dogs / Cats* 15.00 Per Animal

 

 

Any person acquiring an animal must enter into a written agreement with Columbia County guaranteeing to have the animal spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian. Adult animals must be spayed or neutered within thirty (30) days after the acquisition of the animal. Puppies and kittens must be spayed or neutered by the time the animal reaches the age of six (6) months. The agreement between the person acquiring the animal and Columbia County must require that the acquiring party notify the County promptly of the satisfaction of this requirement and provide a certification from the veterinarian performing the procedure that the sterilization has been performed successfully.
* The Animal Services Manager and I or Division Director may, at their discretion, enact 'special adoption' pricing , without prior county approval or public notice, if the county animal shelter becomes over populated in order to stimulate animal adoptions.

IDENTIFICATION TAGS

Identification Tags (Each Animal) 2.00 Per Tag

RABIES VACCINATION

1 Year Rabies Vaccination 5.00 Per Animal (Available at scheduled rabies clinics)

ANIMAL RECLAIM FEES

Dogs / Cats / Mammals / Reptiles which are picked up by Columbia County may be retrieved by their owners for the charge of:
First time impound 30.00 Per Animal
Second time impound 60.00 Per Animal
Third time impound 125.00 Per Animal

Small livestock which are picked up by Columbia County may be retrieved by their owners for the charge of:
First time impound 40.00 Per Animal
Second time impound 80.00 Per Animal
Third time impound 165.00 Per Animal

Large livestock which are picked up by Columbia County may be retrieved by their owners for the charge of:
First time impound 60.00 Per Animal
Second time impound 120.00 Per Animal
Third time impound 245.00 Per Animal 

There is an additional charge of $10.00 for each night that a dog, cat, bird, reptile or other mammal is in the Animal Services facility.

There is an additional $20.00 charge for each night livestock is housed at the Animal Services facility.

A stray animal is held for five (5) days following the date of pickup to give the owner a chance to claim his/her animal. After five (5) days, the animal is put up for adoption. Any animal that appears to the designated staff members at the Animal Services facility to be sick, can be euthanized promptly. When an owner reclaims their dog or cat they will have seven business days to show proof of rabies vaccination as required by county ordinance.

TRANSPORTING LIVESTOCK BACK TO OWNERS

Transportation of livestock to owner 60.00 Per Animal

 

 

ANIMALS SURRENDERED TO ANIMAL SERVICES BY THE OWNER

 

An owner who brings his/her animal to the County Animal Services facility and releases ownership to the County will be charged a fee of:
First animal 30.00
Each additional animal 10.00

 

An owner whose animal is picked up by Columbia County and taken to the Columbia County Animal Services facility which the owner releases ownership of to Columbia County will be charged a fee of:
First animal 45.00
Each additional animal 15.00

Columbia County will not accept release of ownership of any animal owned by someone other than a resident of Columbia County. Proof of DHPP vaccine (Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-influenza, Parvovirus, and rabies) is required prior to an animal being released to Columbia County.

EUTHANASIA OF VICIOUS ANIMALS

Euthanizing of vicious animal 50.00 Per Animal

QUARANTINE OF BITING ANIMALS

Quarantine fee for animals that bite a human 15.00 Per Animal Per Night that the animal is quarantined at the county animal shelter

REGISTRATION OF DANGEROUS DOG

One year registration 100.00 Per Animal

CREMATION SERVICES

Fees for cremation of animals shall be:
Cremation of animal remains for owner with ashes returned 75.00 Per Animal
Cat Urn 10.00 Per Animal
Dog Urn 15.00 Per Animal

Cremation of animal remains for owners or others without return of ashes shall be:
Dogs & Cats 25.00 Per Animal
Pigs, goats, and small livestock 40.00 Per Animal
Each additional animal at same location 10.00 Per Animal

Cremation of animal remains for veterinarians (including pickup of remains at the veterinarian’s office in Columbia County) 40.00 Per Animal

Except for animal remains picked up at veterinarian’s office in Columbia County, all animal remains to be cremated must be brought to the Columbia County Animal Services facility.

MICROCHIP IMPLANT

Microchip implantation and lifetime registration 15.00 per animal

PET SUPPLIES

Leash 1.00 per
Cardboard Cat Carrier 3.00 per
Car collars 2.00 per

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