Animal Control Officer -Jack Spriggs –315-402-7159
The Town of Mexico will conducted an enumeration (census) on June 11, 2016. In the event a dog is found unlicensed, the owner will be required to license that dog within ten days of receipt of notice by the enumerator. All dogs not licensed will be subject to a $5.00 enumeration fee in addition to the regular license fees.
Dog licenses are issued under the authority of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The state requires that all dogs over the age of 4 months must be licensed. Licenses must be renewed annually and owners will receive a renewal notice in the mail approximately a month prior to the license renewal date.
To obtain a license, the owner must provide the Town Clerk with veterinary documentation of a current rabies vaccination and veterinary documentation if the dog has been spayed or neutered. The cost to license for a spayed/neutered dog is $6.00, and the cost to license an unspayed or unneutered dog is $18.00.
Owners who fail to license their dog or renew the existing license for a dog will be in violation of this law.
An ID tag should be kept on the dog’s collar at ALL times so that the owner can be traced and notified if missing dog is found.
New York State only requires impounded dogs be held for five days to allow owner retrieval. Once this mandatory waiting period is up, the dog may be euthanized or adopted out, and the owner forfeits all rights to the dog. Unless you notify the Dog Control Officer that your dog is missing, we cannot help coordinate your dog’s safe return and you may even risk losing your dog permanently.
Rabies Clinics: No clinics schedule for winter months. The 2016 schuduled clinics are:
- Hannibal Town Highway Garage: Wednesday, July. 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Bristol Hill Landfill Maintenance Garage: Wednesday, August. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Parish County Highway Garage: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Pulaski County Highway Garage: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Scriba County Highway Garage: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
Suggested donation is $7.00 per animal
For more information go to: oswegocounty.com or call 315-349-3564