The Garnett City Commission has regulations that apply to the keeping of agressive dogs within the city limits. New residents that have pets, first time pet owners, or persons considering acquiring a new pet are encouraged to obtain a copy of city regulations pertaining to the ownership of animals within the city of Garnett. This information is free and available at Garnett City Hall, 131 West 5th Avenue.
Pet licensing is required within the city of Garnett during the months of January and February of each year without penalty. New pets acquired during the year who are licensed within 10 days of new ownership can also be licensed without penalty. Licenses can be purchased at Garnett City Hall during normal business hours.
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The City Clerk will send notification to a pet owner 30 days in advance of the expiration of their rabies tag. Owners will be required to provide the new rabies information to the city within 30 days of notification. Failure to comply will result in the tag being revoked and a fine issued.
See COVID-19 Notice below.
In connection to the Covid-19. Garnett Police Department releases the following information:
The Garnett Police Department will no longer respond to animal at large calls, unless the animal is being aggressive or causing damage to property.
If you have a personal cat trap you are requested to close them up. Garnett Police Department will not pick up any stray cats.
If a citizen has an animal at large they may contact Anderson County Dispatch (785) 448-6823. If the animal is located you can be contacted to recover your animal.
Once the pandemic is over, GPD will resume to normal operating procedures.
Chief of Police,
Garnett Police Department
Certificate of current rabies vaccination provided to you by your veterinarian is required at time of city permit purchase. This certificate must show the name of animal, breed, declare if the animal has been sexually altered or neutered, and state the rabies vaccination tag number and date the vaccination expires.
FEE: A fee charged is $7.50 for a sexually altered (neutered or spayed) animal, and $20 for a pet that is not sexually altered. This rate is in effect from first business day in January to the last day of February of each year. As of March 1, the fees will double to $15 and $40 respectively. Replacement tag fees increase from the prior charge of $1 to $5.
For regulations and ordinances concerning specific species of animals, please contact Garnett City Hall.
Garnett Police Department Adopts Policy Regarding Stray Dogs and Cats (02-11-2020)
The Garnett Police Department would no longer pick up stray dogs or cats during non-business hours, weekends, or holidays. Normal business hours are established as M-F 7:30A-5:30P. Citizens shall be given notice of the change in procedure when they are given live traps and instructions the traps can only be set during approved hours/days. If an animal is trapped during non-business hours, it is the citizens responsibility to care for the animal until approved hours, based on the fact they left the trap active during non-business hours.
The Garnett Police Department would still respond to animal calls 24/7 if they are vicious, causing property damage, injured, or animals that are caught by a citizen with City of Garnett pet tags attached where an owner can be identified.