Connecticut enforces a “leash law” for dogs. Both dogs and cats that are at least three months of age are required to have a rabies vaccination. In addition, dogs are required to be licensed by the municipal government in the town where you reside. This license must be obtained from the town clerk during the month of June or when the dog becomes 6 months old. Licenses expire June 30 and can be renewed by mail. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for licensing dogs, which involves a visit to the veterinarian of your choice. Fees vary but are usually less for spayed or neutered animals. For more information, contact your town or city clerk.


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