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1. What are the Wisconsin State statues regarding the responsibilities of dog ownership?

ALL DOG OWNERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE WISCONSIN STATE STATUES REGARDING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DOG OWNERSHIP. (1.) Dogs more then 5 months of age shall be licensed by April 1 of each year, or a late fee of $5.00 shall be imposed. (2.) Proof of rabies vaccination is required before a license will be issued. (3.) Dogs are not allowed to run at large. The dog must be kept on the owner’s premises or under control of the owner or some other person. (4.) Dogs running at large are subject to impoundment. (5.) If the owner permits a dog to run at large, the owner shall forfeit not less than $25, nor more than $100 for the offense and not less than $50 nor more than $200 for subsequent offenses. (6.) The dog owner can be held liable for a dog causing injury to a person, domestic animal or property. The penalties imposed can be from $50 to $500 depending on the circumstances. The penalties are in addition to any other liability imposed on the owner of the dog.

2. How much are the dog license?

Dog license fees are al follows: Altered: $ 8.00 Unaltered: $13.00 Multiple Dog (up to 12) $60.00 Additional multiple dog tags: $7.00 Proof of current rabies vaccination is needed. Without proof, dog license will not be issued. Proof of rabies vaccination will be returned to owner along with the tags. After April 1 of each year, there is a $5.00 late fee.

3. Where do I send the fees for the dog licenses?

Please send check made out to Town of Wheaton Treasurer, or cash to: Ruth Fagerland Town of Wheaton Treasurer 2384 80th Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 Phone number is: 715-861-3933 Please enclose with the check, a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Thank you.

4. Is it possible to pay for dog licenses at the County Treasuers office?

No, you are not able to do that, as you need to pay for the dog license and send verification of Rabies Vaccination to you Town Treasurer.