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Why do I have to buy a license for my dog?
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all localities to enact laws or ordinances to license dogs, and in some places, cats too. A licensing program is an invaluable asset in controlling the spread of rabies. By requiring a rabies vaccine before receiving a license, you are helping to reduce the possibility of your animal contracting the virus and possibly putting your family at risk. Failure to obtain a license is a criminal offense. So, vaccinate, license and put those tags on those dogs!

Animal Control FAQs

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Q: What happens to my pet if it is picked up by Animal Control?
Q: What should I do if there is an animal living in my attic?
Q: Why do I have to buy a license for my dog?
Q: What are the laws regarding animals in the City of Manassas?
Q: How can I get a neighbor's dog to stop its disturbing barking?
Q: Who do I call if my dog escapes and I can't find him/her?
Q: How can I keep my cat from scratching my furniture?