Peabody city is getting ready to issue citations for cats and dogs that have not been tagged for 2014, Police Chief Bruce Burke said.
“Jan. 31 was the deadline to tag pets,” he said. “The city allows a grace period during the month of February when a $15 late fee is added to the charge for the tag. That period is now up and the owner of any pet still not tagged can be ticketed. A citation requires a trip to municipal court and the owner will be fined and charged court costs as well.”
City Clerk Stephanie Ax said that residents still can come to the city office and pay the tag fee and late fee.
“The tag is $5 for a neutered animal and $10 for a pet that has not been neutered,” she said. “Paying the late fee is still a great deal cheaper than going to court because your pet is not tagged.”
Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination is necessary to obtain a city tag.
For more information, contact the city building at (620) 983-2174.