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Animals & Pets

Lost or Found Pets

If your pet is missing, please call Animal Control at 573-449-1888 or email at health@como.gov to report it missing.  

Animal Bites

If you or someone you know was bitten by an animal, please call Animal Control at 573-449-1888 or email at health@como.gov to report animal bites.  

Animals Tags & Licenses

The City of Columbia Code of Ordinances requires that cats and dogs over the age of three (3) months must be licensed. Dogs are licensed for periods up to three (3) years. Cats are normally licensed for one (1) year. The Boone County ordinance does not require licenses, however, it does require that all dogs or cats over three (3) months of age be vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian.

Apply for a City of Columbia animal license at a veterinarian office located in Columbia, and you may purchase animal tags at the City of Columbia Cashier’s Office located on the 1st Floor of the Historic Daniel Boone Building, 701 East Broadway.  You must provide proof of rabies vaccination to the Cashiers Office.

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