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How to Get a Dog License in Kenya

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How to Get a Dog License in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Jan 2020 04:22pm
Procedure

The Dog License is a legal requirement for all dogs over 6 months of age.
They are required to be current on their rabies vaccination. In most cases a rabies vaccination is given around 14 -16 weeks after birth
Make sure you have obtain a valid certificate of vaccination which is a prerequisite document for the application of a dog licence

Apply In person

Step 1: Apply for dog licence
An application for a dog licence is made in person by visiting the County’s Veterinary Department where you will give an Application for Dog License or Transfer of License – Form 1 to fill and submit. http://eastafricakennelclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Form-1-Application-Renewal-of-Dog-License.pdf
After filling Application for Dog License or Transfer of License – Form 1 http://eastafricakennelclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Form-1-Application-Renewal-of-Dog-License.pdf submit it to the Director of Veterinary services for endorsement.

Step 2: Premise inspection
This Form 1 http://eastafricakennelclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Form-1-Application-Renewal-of-Dog-License.pdf will be forwarded by the Director of Veterinary services to the City Ward Veterinary in charge of your residential area who are licensed to carry out inspection for dog licensing within the City.
Once Form 1 has reached the Ward Vet, they will contact you to make an appointment for inspection.
During the inspection they check your rabies vaccination books, your fencing, dog shelter, water and how you dispose of faeces. With a view to animal welfare and neighbourly behaviour.
Once this is done the Inspecting officer will fill out Part II of Form 1 http://eastafricakennelclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Form-1-Application-Renewal-of-Dog-License.pdf in duplicate. One copy will be left with you and the other will go back with the inspecting officer to the Vet Ward Office where it will be signed and forwarded to the County Council Dog Pound for processing.

Step 3: Issuance of dog licence
Once the form has been processed, the County Council Dog Pound will contact you to give you payment details.
(i). Issuing of dog licence Ksh. 2,000
(ii). Issuing of an identification, tag licence Ksh. 1,000
(iii). Issuing of a duplicate dog licence Ksh. 1,000
(iv). Issuing of a duplicate identification tag licence Ksh. 500
Note: No licence fee shall be paying respect of an application for a licence for any dog kept by a disabled person or used for the purpose of guiding a disabled person.
Once the payment is received (by the pound) you will be will issued the license.

Note: The Relevant department shall keep a register of all dog licences.

Required Documents

A valid certificate of vaccination issued by a veterinary surgeon to the effect that the dog in respect of which the licence is applied has been inoculated against rabies
Appropriate licence fee receipt.
Copy of national ID/ Passport.

Office Locations & Contacts

Directorate of Veterinary Services
State Department of Livestock
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
P.O Private Bag, Kangemi 00625 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020 – 8043441
Website: MOA http://www.kilimo.go.ke/
Email: infodvs@kilimo.go.ke

Eligibility

All dog Owners
Any person whose premises a dog is found or whose premises a dog is known to frequent, unless that person can that the dog is not his, and was in his premises without consent.
The dog in respect should have been inoculated against rabies

Fees

Issuing of dog licence Ksh. 2,000
Issuing of an identification, tag licence Ksh. 1,000
Issuing of a duplicate dog licence Ksh. 1,000
Issuing of a duplicate identification tag licence Ksh. 500
No licence fee shall be paying respect of an application for a licence for any dog kept by a disabled person or used for the purpose of guiding a disabled person.

Validity

The Validity Period is one year.

Documents to Use

APPLICATION FOR DOG LICENSE OR TRANSFER OF LICENSE http://eastafricakennelclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Form-1-Application-Renewal-of-Dog-License.pdf

Processing Time

The processing time is two weeks

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Instructions

Have your dog vaccinated and receive a vaccination certificate
Make Application for a dog licence with the County’s Veterinary Department
Await premise inspection
Pay application fees and get issued with dog license.

Required Information

Name of the dog owner
The postal and physical address of applicant
Telephone number
Breed of dog.
Colour of dog, age and sex of dog.
Vaccination date of dogs aged six years and above.

Need for the Document

No person shall own or keep any dog within Nairobi City County (or any Major Counties) unless that person is in possession of a valid licence for the dog.

Information which might help

All licenses are issued together with an identification tag to be displayed by the dog
The dog is to wear at all reasonable times an identification tag collar on which shall be affixed-
(a) the licence label issued with such licence; and
(b) the name and address of the keeper inscribed on it or on a plate or identification tag attached to it.
An identification tag shall not be attached to any other dog than the dog in respect of which the licence was issued.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

This document can be used by owners of dogs to join prestigious kennel clubs.

External Links

Nairobi City County Dog Control and Welfare Act 2015 http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/Acts/NairobiCityCountyDogControlandWelfareAct_2015.pdf
East African Kennel Club http://eastafricakennelclub.com/2017/01/nairobi-city-county-dog-license-2017/


Others

A dog licence is required in some jurisdictions to be the keeper of a dog. Usually a dog-licence identifying number is issued to the owner, along with a dog tag bearing the identifier and a contact number for the registering organization.

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