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• All subsequent vaccinations following the initial vaccination shall be valid for 36 months. All vaccinations, including the initial vaccination, shall be with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved three-year rabies vaccine product. 20 V.S.A. § 3581(e).
The owner/keeper of dogs or wolf-hybrids kept for breeding purposes may get a breeding [or special] license for such animals on or before April 1 if the animals are kept in a proper enclosure. A current rabies vaccination is also required for each dog or wolf-hybrid. Such licensed dogs or wolf-hybrids are exempt from other license fees and any town surcharge.
However, each breeding license issued is subject to the $1.00 state fee for state rabies control programs. 20 V.S.A. §§ 3583, 3581(f).
NOTE: Breeders of cats and ferrets may also apply for a breeding license for their operations.
A pet dealer is any person (excluding pet shops, animal shelters, or rescue organizations) who sells or exchanges or who offers to sell or exchange cats, dogs, or wolf-hybrids, or any combination thereof, from three or more litters of cats, dogs, or wolf-hybrids in any 12-month period. A pet dealer shall apply to the municipal clerk of the town or city in which cats, dogs, or wolf-hybrids are kept for a pet dealer permit. The permit shall expire on March 31 of every year.
The permit must be displayed prominently on the premises where the cats, dogs, or wolf-hybrids are kept. The pet dealer permit does not exempt the dogs or wolf-hybrids from any other required license(s). The clerk must distribute a copy of Part 3 of the Animal Welfare Regulations adopted by the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, contact information for the Animal Health Section, and information about sales tax obligations to the pet dealer. He or she must also maintain a record of the types of animals being kept by the permit holder. 20 V.S.A. § 3681.
Working Farm Dog License:
A person who owns a working farm dog and intends to use it on a farm pursuant to 20 V.S.A. § 3549 must get a working farm dog license by paying $5.00 in addition to other fees required by law. “Working farm dog” means a dog that is bred or trained to herd or protect livestock or poultry or to protect crops and that is used for those purposes and that is registered as a working farm dog. 20 V.S.A. §3581(a). Municipalities shall not prohibit or regulate the barking or running at large of a working farm dog when it is on the property being farmed by the person who registered the working farm dog if the working farm dog is barking and/or running at large in order to herd or protect livestock, poultry or crops.
• The municipal clerk shall pay the license fee money into the town treasury within 60 days of receipt and give a sworn statement as to the amount of money received and paid over by him or her. The municipal clerk retains $2.00 for his or her own use for each license or permit he or she issues. 20 V.S.A. § 3588.
• The municipal clerk shall keep a record of licenses he or she issues, with the names of the owners/keepers of the dogs or wolf-hybrids licensed and the names, registered numbers and descriptions of such dogs or wolf-hybrids. 20 V.S.A. § 3589.
• A license from a municipal clerk shall be valid in any part of the state and may be transferred with the dog or wolf-hybrid, provided the license is recorded by the municipal clerk where the dog or wolf-hybrid is currently being kept. 20 V.S.A. § 3591.
• A municipality may waive the license fee for a dog or wolf-hybrid impounded, pursuant to subsection (a) of § 3621, for the current year upon showing current vaccinations and financial hardship. In the event of waiver due to financial hardship, the state shall not receive its portion of a dog license fee. 20 V.S.A. § 3621 (b).
List of Dogs:
Each year the selectboard shall designate a person(s) to make and maintain a list of unlicensed, inoculated and licensed dogs and wolf-hybrids in its town and to submit such list to the municipal clerk. 20 V.S.A. § 3590(a).
The municipal clerk shall notify the owners/keepers of dogs or wolf-hybrids on the list that have not been licensed or inoculated and, after May 30 of each year, give such list to the selectboard.
Owners shall also be notified that unlicensed or uninoculated dogs or wolf-hybrids may be impounded for at least ten days, after which they may be humanely destroyed. 20 V.S.A. §§ 3590 (b), 3621 (a).
A PERSON WHO FAILS TO LICENSE A DOG OR WOLF-HYBRID IN THEREQUIRED MANNER MAY BE FINED UP TO $500.00. 20 V.S.A. § 3550(a).
2014 Vermont League of Cities and Towns
VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:108 Cherry Street Burlington, VT 05402 Phone: 1-800-464-4343 Fax: 865-7754 Website: http://healthvermont.gov/local/tho/tho.aspx#resources
Phone: 1-800-472-2437 (1-800-4-RABIES) Website: http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/rabies/Rabies.aspx
VERMONT COUNTY SHERIFFS’ DEPARTMENTS (ALPHABETICAL BY COUNTY):
VERMONT COUNTY SHERIFFS’ DEPARTMENTS(ALPHABETICAL BY COUNTY): (continued) Source: Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council Website: http://vcjtc.vermont.gov/contact_info Chittenden Co. Sheriff's Office Kevin M. McLaughlin, Sheriff P.O. Box 1426 Burlington, VT 05402-1426 863-4341 863-7445 (fax) Essex Co. Sheriff's Office Trevor Colby, Sheriff 91 Courthouse Drive Guildhall, VT 05905 676-3500 676-3400 (fax) Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office Robert W. Norris, Sheriff P.O. Box 367 St. Albans, VT 05478-0367 524-2121 524-7947 (fax) Grand Isle County Sheriff's Office Ray Allen, Sheriff P.O. Box 168 North Hero, VT 05474 372-4482 372-5771 (fax) Lamoille Co. Sheriff's Office Roger Marcoux, Sheriff P.O. Box 96 Hyde Park, VT 05655-0096 888-3502 888-2562 (fax) Orange Co. Sheriff's Office Bill Bohnyak, Sheriff 11 VT RT 113 Chelsea, VT 05038 685-4875 685-3204 (fax) VLCT Big Book of Woof, May 2014 Page 67
VERMONT COUNTY SHERIFFS’ DEPARTMENTS(ALPHABETICAL BY COUNTY): (continued) Source: Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council Website: http://vcjtc.vermont.gov/contact_info Orleans Co. Sheriff's Office Kirk J. Martin, Sheriff 5578 US Route 5 Derby, VT
P.O. Box 355 Newport, VT 05855 334-3333 334-3307 (fax) Rutland Co. Sheriff's Office Stephen P. Benard, Sheriff P.O. Box 303 Rutland, VT 05702-0303 775-8002 775-1794 (fax) Washington Co. Sheriff's Office W. Sam Hill, Sheriff P.O. Box 678 Montpelier, VT 05601-0678 223-3001 828-3611 (fax) Windham Co. Sheriff's Office Keith Clark, Sheriff P.O. Box 266 Newfane, VT 05345-0266 365-4949 365-4945 (fax) Windsor Co. Sheriff's Office D. Michael Chamberlain, Sheriff P.O. Box 478 62 Pleasant Street Woodstock, VT 05091 457-5211 457-5215 (fax) VLCT Big Book of Woof, May 2014 Page 68
VERMONT STATE POLICE BARRACKS(BY TROOP):
(Source: Vermont State Police, Department of Public Safety) Website: http://vsp.vermont.gov/about_us/divisions/field_force/stations
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VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT GAME WARDENS(BY DISTRICT):
(Source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department) Website: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/laws_contactwarden.cfm
VLCT Big Book of Woof, May 2014 Page 71 ANIMAL SHELTERS AND HUMANE SOCIETIES (ALPHABETICAL): (continued) (Source: Central Vermont Humane Society) Website: http://cvhumane.com/vermont-pets/ Frontier Animal Society 4473 Barton-Orleans Road Orleans, VT 05860 754-2228 www.frontieranimalsociety.com
Humane Society of Chittenden County 142 Kindness Court South Burlington, VT 05403 860-5867 860-5868 (fax) www.chittendenhumane.org
VLCT Big Book of Woof, May 2014 Page 72 ANIMAL SHELTERS AND HUMANE SOCIETIES (ALPHABETICAL): (continued) (Source: Central Vermont Humane Society) Website: http://cvhumane.com/vermont-pets/
All-Breed Rescue Groups:
Good Karma Rescue goodkarmarescue.rescuegroups.org email@example.com Springfield Humane Society P.O. Box 398 Springfield, VT 05156 885-3997 885-6970 (fax) www.springfieldvthumanesociety.org
VERMONT ANIMAL CONTROL ASSOCIATION (VACA)Website: https://www.facebook.com/VermontAnimalControl
VERMONT ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCEWebsite: http://www.vactf.org/ Joanne Bourbeau E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 368-2790 The Vermont Animal Cruelty Task Force c/o The Humane Society of the United States New England Regional Office P.O. Box 619 Jacksonville, VT 05342 VLCT Big Book of Woof, May 2014 Page 74
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB (AKC)
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN EVALUATORS IN VERMONTWebsite: http://classic.akc.org/events/cgc/cgc_bystate.cfm
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