The Animal Control Division of the City of Montrose has been working diligently with
the staff and City Council over the past several months to establish a Pet Licensing Program
for the City of Montrose.
This new law, which will become effective in January 2005, creates a system for:
ºLicensing of dogs
ºEnsures that dogs have been vaccinated for rabies
ºEncourages citizens to have their dogs spayed or neutered.
The license fee is only $5.00 a year for spayed and neutered dogs or $15.00 for unspayed/
unneutered dogs. The City wants to make the application process as simple as
possible for pet owners and will be offering many venues for getting your
animal licensed starting December 1, 2004.

Starting December 1st the following options should be available:

1. Visit the City’s Web Site: Pet owners may visit the City’s Website at
www.cityofmontrose.org . Just copy and complete the application, include the appropriate
fee and a current copy of the proof of rabies vaccine from a licensed Veterinarian and
either mail to the City of Montrose at P. O. Box 790, Montrose, Colorado 81402 or drop
the application and proof of rabies vaccine at the Montrose Police Department or the
Montrose Animal Shelter. Pet tags will be mailed to you or given to you at the Police
Department or Animal Shelter.

2. Visit the Montrose Police Department:Pet owners may visit the
Montrose Police Department at 434South 1st Street, during the hours of7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday –
Friday to pick up an application andget your pet licensed while youwait. Remember the fee and a copy
of the proof of rabies vaccine froma licensed Veterinarian.

3. Visit the Montrose Animal Shelter: Pet owners can visit the Animal Shelter at 3383
North Townsend during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday to pick up an
application and get your pet licensed while you wait. Once again, remember the fee and
a copy of the proof of rabies vaccine from a licensed Veterinarian.
If you are licensingyour pet
at the Animal Shelter, we will have a special feature to pet owners. You may
bring your pet along and we will take a photograph to have on file, which will be a very
helpful tool for recovering lost and stolen pets or pets that have pulled their collar off.

4. Can’t get to the Police Department or Animal Shelter during the week, the City will be
hosting a pet licensing clinic in December at Centennial Plaza (the date to be announced).
At this clinic you will be able to get your pet vaccinated, licensed and picture taken all in
one step. Watch for the announcement of the Clinic.