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The City of Muscatine will suspend the first year registration fee for neutered cats and dogs from March 19 to April 30 to promote pet registration within the city.

The offer does not apply to unneutered pets, says a press release.

All dogs and cats six months of age and older must be registered with the City of Muscatine.

City representatives will be at two upcoming events to facilitate pet registration.

· It Takes A Village Animal Rescue and Resources, in conjunction with the national nonprofit Petco Love, will host the first in a series of “Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership” events from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at The Salvation Army, 1000 Oregon St., Muscatine. Free canine DAPPv vaccines will be provided to 250 pets on a first-come, first-served basis. The microchip will be available.

· The Muscatine Humane Society, 920 S. Houser St., Muscatine, will host a low-cost event for dogs and cats from 3-6 p.m. , first serve basis.

A pet license runs concurrently with the pet’s rabies vaccination. The pet license is required to be renewed annually with each annual rabies vaccination. If your pet has received a two-ear or three-ear vaccination, you must renew your pet license annually or pay multi-year license fees at the time of registration, the release says.

It is the owner’s responsibility to provide proof that the pet they are registering is tampered with. The pet license requirement applies to all pets over six months of age. It excludes guide dog owners or owners who are confined to a wheelchair, the statement says. Both are exempt from paying the pet fee; however, they must still register their animals with the City Hall finance office, the statement said.

The annual registration fee for a neutered pet is $5, but the annual fee drops to $3 for pet owners 65 and older. The fee for unneutered pets is $25 per year and the annual fee is reduced to $15 per year for pet owners 65 and older.

The first year neutered pet fee will be waived if the pet is registered prior to April 30th with the Department of Finance and Records at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore St., Muscatine.

The department maintains a registry of all licensed dogs and cats, their breed, color, and sex, along with the owner’s name and address, and license plate number. The log is used to verify compliance with the city code during investigations by the Muscatine Police Department Animal Control Officer.

Neutered pets that receive a two or three year rabies vaccine may be registered for two or three years (depending on the rabies vaccine received) if the multi-year fee is paid at the time of registration (ie $10 for two years). ; $15 for three years). Multi-year registries will receive the first-year discount through April 30 as part of the city’s pet registry promotion.

The license will be valid until the anniversary date of the animal’s anti-rabies vaccination and will be renewable as determined by the animal’s vaccination schedule.

The city council recently approved revisions to the animal regulations. The revised ordinance went into effect on Sunday.

For more information on pet licensing, call the Finance Department at 563-264=1550 or visit pet licenses page on the City of Muscatine website.