Pet Licensing Fees Increasing in 2021
HSPPR encourages pet owners to save by purchasing their pet licenses before the end of 2020
December 1, 2020 Colorado Springs, CO – The required pet licensing fee for owning a domestic animal in the cities of Colorado Springs, Manitou, Monument, and Fountain, as well as parts of El Paso County, is increasing as of January 1, 2021. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) encourages pet owners living in these jurisdictions to purchase or renew their licenses before the new year.
Here are some of the fees that are increasing:
If you adopted your cat or dog from HSPPR, your adoption package included a 1-year pet license. It’s important to keep that license current once the year is up!
Not only is licensing your pet the law for many cities in the Pikes Peak Region, but licensing comes with many benefits for the protection of your pet. An up-to-date license gives your pet a greater chance of being returned to you by Animal Law Enforcement in the field without your pet ever having to go to the shelter. A license also helps citizens who find your pet return them to you faster. Because all licensed animals must be current on their rabies vaccinations, licenses help prevent the spread of rabies in our community. Last but not least, that licensing fee helps support the life-saving work of Animal Law Enforcement, including rescuing animals in disasters, safeguarding the welfare of animals, working to resolve human-animal conflicts, and providing medical care for injured animals.
For more information about fees and licensing, or to renew or license your pet, please visit www.hsppr.org/license.
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 25,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.