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A. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, or have custody of any dog over four (4) months of age within the town of Yucca Valley without such dog having a currently valid license tag issued by or on behalf of the town.
B. Written application for licenses, which shall include the name and address of applicant, description of the animal, the appropriate fee, and rabies certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian or antirabies clinic showing a current vaccination shall be made to the licensing authority.
C. If not revoked, the licensing period shall run concurrently with the rabies vaccination certificate.
D. Application for a license must be made within thirty (30) days after obtaining a dog and may be made for a cat over four (4) months of age; this requirement will not apply to a nonresident keeping a dog within the municipality for not longer than sixty (60) days.
E. License fees shall not be required for certified seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, governmental police dogs, or other certified dogs that are trained to assist the physically handicapped.
F. Upon acceptance of the license application and fee, the licensing authority shall issue a durable tag, stamped with an identifying number. Tags should be designed so that they may conveniently be fastened to the animal's collar or harness.
G. Dogs must wear their own valid, current license at all times when off the premises of the owners.
H. The licensing authority shall maintain a record of the identifying numbers of all tags issued.
I. License fees and delinquent fines shall be established by resolution of the town council.
J. No person may use any license for any animal other than the animal for which it was issued.
K. Any rabies vaccination certificate issued for a vaccinated canine hybrid (i.e., wolf hybrid) must identify the animal as a "domestic-wild animal hybrid".
L. The licensing fee for all canine hybrids (i.e., wolf hybrid) shall coincide with that of the town's domestic dog licensing program. (Ord. 138, 5-15-2003)