Peru, Indiana

  • All dogs must be registered with the city, and the registration fee for unaltered animals is eight times as much as for altered animals.

(A) Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog over the age of five months must obtain a pet registration for such animal; provided, however, that no pet registration shall be required of any animal welfare organization, municipal animal control facility or governmental agency, or guide dog. Animals belonging to those agencies or person will be issued complimentary registration tags.

§ 90.53 FEES.
In addition to all other fees required by law to be paid, the following fees shall be paid:

(A) Pet registration.

(1) For the year 2013, and each year hereinafter, which shall commence on January 1 and end December 31:

Annual – each altered dog
Age 5 months or older $5
Annual – each unaltered dog
Age 5 months or older $40
Replacement tags $5

(2) Upon a written statement from a licensed veterinarian setting forth that the neutering of the animal shall constitute a threat to the health of that animal, the payment of the permit fee for the unaltered animal shall not be required but the animal shall be classified as an altered animal for purposes of permit registration and fees. Registration at the altered tag price under this section will constitute agreement not to breed the animal. Doing so will result in fines.

(3) Any seeing or hearing disabled owner of a dog that is used for seeing or hearing purposes shall be exempt from a permit fee.

(4) Senior citizen exemption. Any dog owner 62 years of age or older who owns an altered animal may receive his or her annual registration free of charge; provided, however, that if the animal of any such person has not been spayed or neutered, the person who is 62 or more years of age shall pay the same permit fee and be subject to the above pet registration fees and charges as otherwise required for any animal.

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