Licenses and vaccinations for dogs, cats, plus free microchips at the Ford City Park

The Kern County Animal Control Department and Taft's animal control officers will be holding a vaccination, license and microchip clinic Saturday at the Ford City Park.

The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Pet owners can get their cats dogs microchipped for free to aid in identification if they are lost, and low-cost vaccinations will also be available.

Both county and city residents must keep their dogs licensed and vaccinated.

All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a secure wire carrier.
Aggressive dogs must be muzzled.
For county residents the license fee is $15 per year for a spayed or neutered animal and $30 for a 3-year license. Owners must bring original of sterilization certificate for the discount.

Non altered dogs cost $60 for a one-year county license and $120 for a 3-year license.

There is a senior discount for dog owners 62 and older. The one-year-license for a spayed or neutered dog is just $5 and the 3-year license is $15. There is a 3-dog limit for the senior discount.

City residents will pay $25 per year for natural dogs and $6 per year for spayed or neutered dogs.

Three-year licenses are $63 and $14.

Rabies vaccinations are just $5 when purchased with a license.

DHHP and FVRCP vaccinations are available for just $3.

For more information, contact city animal control officers at 763-3101, the Taft Animal shelter at 763-1227.

You can contact Kern County animal Control at 661-321-3000 or email