What are the requirements for keeping dogs or cats in the city limits?

All pets over 6 mos. of age must be spayed/neutered unless a hobbyist permit is obtained. When outdoors, dogs must be kept in a fenced and gated yard – with the fence and gate height sufficient to contain the dog. Dogs can also be kept in an open yard on a leash not to exceed eight feet to allow for exercise and play. Under no circumstance may a leash extend beyond a property line. Dogs must be kept on a leash while being walked. Although there is no leash or containment requirement for cats, owners are responsible to assure that their cats do not become a nuisance to neighbors.

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Note:  The Sand Springs Municipal Court has previously ruled that Invisible or Electric fencing may be adequate for the requirement of keeping dogs contained.  If animals are not sufficiently contained by the Invisible or Electronic fence and an animal leaves the premises, the owner may still be found in violation of City Ordinance 6.08.070 Dogs to be Kept Confined in Yard, Pen or on Leash or 6.08.080 Nuisance.

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1. How can I adopt a dog or cat?
2. Where is the animal shelter and what are its hours?
3. What are the requirements for keeping dogs or cats in the city limits?
4. How many dogs or cats can I have at my residence?
5. Do I need to license my dog or cat with the city?
6. Does the City accept 3-year rabies vaccinations?
7. What do I need to do if I need to rehome my pet?
8. What happens if my dog or cat is impounded?
9. What do I do if I lost my pet?
10. Can citizens bring a stray dog or cat to the animal welfare facility?
11. What is a nuisance animal?
12. What if an animal appears to be uncared for, abandoned or abused?
13. Do Animal Welfare staff investigate other animal complaints?