Fairview employs an Animal Control Officer to protect private
and public areas from unwanted animals of all kinds. Dogs and exotic animals kept, as pets must be annually licensed with
the City and the owners must provide evidence of current, applicable vaccinations. Dog tags are renewable as of June
1 of each year and on one Saturday in mid-June the Animal Control Officer and a local veterinarian will host a clinic at the
Fairview Fire Station for owners to get their dogs vaccinated and re-licensed in one easy process. Posting of the date
and time for this program will be placed in the local newspaper and on this web site page when the date has been established.
|We work hard at finding the owners of the lost dogs!
State laws provide certain protections to dogs that are kenneled because
they were running loose within the community. We must keep them for 72 hours before they are euthanized. During that time,
if the owner can be found or if the owner makes an inquiry through the Police Department, the dog will be returned. Prior
to being returned, all fines, kenneling costs, inoculations and tags must be paid. It is the philosophy and desire of the
City of Fairview to make every effort to find the owner of these dogs and reunite them. But, more simply (and cheaper!), owners
who don't allow their animal to run at large won't have to pay these costs. Sometimes, however, despite the efforts of well-meaning
dog owners, Spot might get loose. If the dog is properly licensed, the tag number will allow us to know whose dog it
is and we can return it safe and sound.