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Reminder: Rabies Registration Fees Increase Dec. 1

If you have pets that are not spayed or neutered, take note.

If you have unaltered pets, be sure to complete their rabies registration this weekend to avoid a fee hike.

Fees for rabies registration for pets that are not spayed or neutered will increase this Saturday, Dec. 1, according to the Kane County Health Department. The County Board adopted the new fees at its Sept. 11 meeting.

The cost of the Kane County annual rabies registration for unaltered pets will increase to $25, up from $10. The cost of a three-year registration for unaltered pets will increase to $62.50, up from $25.

Registration for pets that have been spayed or neutered will remain at $10 for the annual registration and $25 for a three-year rabies registration.

County pet owners who are ages 65 or older are exempt from the new fees.

Spay/ neutering is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year.

More information about spay/neutering is available by visiting the Humane Society’s Web site.

This information was courtesy of the Kane County Health Department.

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