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Shelter Manager Valerie Robinson

 
 

Pet License & Tag

Does my pet need a license?

If you live in Terrebonne Parish and you own a cat or dog 3 months of age and older, YES!

How much does a license cost?

  • If your cat/dog is spayed/neutered, the license fee is $ 5.00/year.
  • If your cat/dog is NOT spayed/neutered, the license fee is $ 10.00/year.

How often do I need to purchase a license?

Pet licenses are good for one year from the date of purchase.

How do I get a license for my dog/cat?

Easy!!  You have 2 options:

Mail:
  • print and complete the Annual Pet License Tag form
  • attach a photocopy of a current rabies vaccination certificate issued by a licensed vet
  • attach a photocopy of verification of spay/neuter by a licensed vet (if applicable)
  • write a check or money order for the correct amount payable to “TPCG”
  • mail all documents with payment to: 
    Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter
    P.O. Box 2768 
    Houma, LA 70361

We will mail you the certificate and tag.

Physical:
  • print and complete the Annual Pet License Tag form
  • bring a photocopy of a current rabies vaccination certificate issued by a licensed vet
  • bring a photocopy of verification of spay/neuter by a licensed vet (if applicable)
  • bring check or money order for the correct amount payable to TPCG
  • stop by the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter at 100 Government St. Gray, LA 70359 during business hours

Why do I need a license?

It's the law! See Sec. 5-7. Licensing; Failure to License.

A male dog or cat may be considered neutered if upon examination it has evidence of castration.

  • Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as “seeing-eye” dogs or dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as “hearing-ear” dogs shall be licensed as other dogs herein provided for, except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefore.
  • The owner of five (5) or more dogs may procure a kennel license and pay a kennel license fee in lieu of the individual dog licenses and license fees provided for herein.  In every case where all animals on the property are spayed/neutered, a sixty percent (60%) discount on the applicable kennel license fee shall be applied.
  • Any person with five (5) or more dogs on his property and who breeds and sells dogs retail, wholesale, or to the public is required to procure a kennel license and pay a kennel license fee in lieu of the individual dog licenses and license fees provided for herein. 

Refer to Chapter 5 of the Terrebonne Parish Code of Ordinances to view the complete ordinance as well as all animal-related ordinances.

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