City ordinance requires pets to be licensed. Pet licenses may be obtained at the Beadle County Humane Society, 5063 Dakota Avenue S. Phone: (605) 352-8955. Pet licenses require current vaccination information.
Pet licenses are issued by the Beadle County Humane Society, 5063 Dakota Avenue S. Phone: (605) 352- 8955. All dogs and cats over the age of six months shall be licensed and registered annually before January 1st each year. Each license shall then be effective for a twelve-month period from January 1st through December 31st.
Before any dog or cat is licensed or registered, the owner is required to furnish the certificate of current vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian certifying that the dog or cat for which the license is being issued is vaccinated for rabies. Registration records will show the owner’s name and street address, the dog’s or cat’s name, breed and color, and the year for which the registration is paid.
A metallic tag will then be issued, and it is the owner’s responsibility to place the tag on a collar around the neck of such dog or cat.