Why must I license my dog?

Dog licenses are required by law.  Both California State Law and Eureka Municipal Code require that your dog has an active rabies vaccination and be licensed.  If you do not license your dog, you may be issued a citation, and you will incur extra fees and fines.  Dog licensing provides a central registry of rabies vaccinations, which is a critical resource in the event of dog bite incidents or in the case of a rabies outbreak.

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1. Why must I license my dog?
2. My dog always stays in the house or yard. Does it have to be licensed?
3. Why is it so much more for an un-spayed or un-neutered dog?
4. Why should I spay or neuter my pet?
5. How are my license fees used?