McKinley County, New Mexico

  • Differential licensing charges $25 for unaltered dogs and cats and $5 for spayed or neutered animals.
  • With proof of sterilization, the county will refund $20 of the unaltered license fee if provided within 45 days.
  • Breeders are required to pay an additional $35 for a breeder’s permit.

6-2-15: (A) License Fees: 1. The annual license fee for each unneutered or unspayed dog or cat shall be $25.00; $20.00 will be refunded if proof of spaying or neutering is provided to the Center within forty-five (45) days. 2. The annual license fee for each unneutered or unspayed dog or cat which is owned by a person sixty-two (62) years of age or older shall be $25.00 annually; $22.00 will be refunded if spayed or neutered within forty-five (45) days. 3. For each neutered or spayed dog or cat, and for each dog or cat for which neutering or spaying has been certified as a surgical risk, the annual sterilized license fee shall be $5.00. Proof of qualification for sterilized license can only be made with a written certificate from a licensed veterinarian stating that the animal has been neutered or spayed or that neutering or spaying would be a surgical risk for the animal due to the animal’s age or condition. 4. The license fee shall not apply to specially trained dogs owned, harbored or kept for the purpose of assisting the blind or the deaf.

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