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Dog Licenses and Requirements

Each year every dog owner who resides in the city shall obtain a dog license, during the month of April, for which there is a fee. Before a license may be issued, a current rabies certificate must be presented.

On August 12, 1993, the Cranston City Council passed an ordinance making it a violation for the owner of any domestic animal not to remove and properly dispose of any animal waste left behind by the animal on any city property (street, parks, sidewalks, or any public area). At all times when the animal is on public property, persons owning or controlling the animal shall have means in their possession for removing such waste. The persons will be responsible to remove, transport, and dispose of the animal waste in a suitable place that is regularly used for disposal of human waste.

Fines for violation of any section of this ordinance will range from $25 to $200 and will be enforced by the Cranston Animal Control Officers and the Police Department. Exempted from this ordinance are handicapped persons accompanied by licensed dogs. By reason of their handicap, these persons are physically unable to comply.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the Cranston Animal Shelter at (401) 942-2211 or 464-8700.

Call 461-1000 and ask for x 3192 with questions on Dog Licences.

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