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Seminole County Commissioners end pet licensing fee

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County residents interested in adopting pets will no longer have to pay a fee for a license to do so.

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The Seminole County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to remove an ordinance that required pet owners to provide annual proof of rabies vaccinations and owner information in case the pet is lost.

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Commissioners say the increased popularity of pet microchipping has made the ordnance unnecessary.

In addition to sparing residents the $5-per spayed or neutered pet and $25-per non-spayed or neutered pet fees, commissioners expect the elimination of the fees to keep other pet adoption costs lower.

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Seminole County Animal Services officials say their shelter is currently approaching capacity because of animals that are being given up by their owners due to an increased rate of rental restrictions on pets.

To help ease the crowding, they’re also offering a discount on adoption fees for dogs and cats over 6-months old until July 2.

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To see pets currently available for adoption, click here.

For more information, call Seminole County Animal Services at (407) 665-5201

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