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Loud or frequent barking is considered disturbing the peace, and the owner is subject to substantial penalties under the ordinance.
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All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies to qualify for a license. You will need to provide proof of rabies vaccine when purchasing a license and renewal of vaccine.
No. The license you purchase through the Flathead County Animal Shelter is a lifetime license.
A lifetime license is $45.
Yes. Dogs and all other animals are not permitted to run at large. When not on the owner’s premises, dogs must be kept on leashes. Loose dogs may be impounded.
If your dog is impounded, it will be taken to the County Animal Control Shelter located south of Kalispell. The dog will be held up to 96 hours. If it has a tag, shelter personnel will notify the owner within one business day that the dog is impounded and how it can be redeemed. Contact the County Animal Control Shelter at 406-752-1310.
Yes. Any person who owns or is in control of a dog or other domestic animal that deposits feces in any City park, City boulevard, or other City-owned property, or in any other publicly-owned property, or in any privately-owned property, and who fails to promptly dispose of such feces in a trash receptacle, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor unless the owner of such property consents thereto.
If the dog has a current Flathead County license, you can call the County Animal Control Shelter at 406-752-1310, for the owner’s information. If the dog does not have a current license and no identification please call the Police Department.