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Animal Control

Did you know that your dog needs to be licensed?

Dog licenses can be purchased from your local municipality.

For Shawano City residents:
Call (715) 526-6138 or visit City Hall, 127 S. Sawyer Street, Shawano, WI.

For Shawano County residents:
Licenses available from your Municipal Treasurer (click here).

For Menominee Tribal residents:
Call (715) 799-5142 or visit Menominee Tribe of WI, W2908 Tribal Office Loop Road, Keshena, WI 54135


Animal Bite Prevention:
The health department assists law enforcement, veterinarians, and health providers in assuring that animal bites are taken care of and quarantine orders followed.

Animal Bites and Rabies:
Animal owners play a huge role in preventing animal bites. If a dog or cat bites a person, state law requires that the animal be quarantined and observed for signs of rabies. The quarantine period depends on whether the animal is vaccinated for rabies. A vaccinated dog or cat has a considerable shorter quaratine period.

Owners are responsible for covering the costs to quarantine and care for their animal. Failure to comply with quantine orders issued by law enforcement may result in citation.

Shawano City local ordinance on Animal Control and Rabies Prevention: here
State Statute on Animal Control and Rabies Prevention: here

To learn more about Wisconsin rabies program, please follow the link below:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rabies/index.htm
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