To drop off or pick up an animal:
Brigham City Animal Shelter
1220 W. Forest Street
Tuesday-Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon
Closed on holidays
20 N. Main Street
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on holidays
Neutered male or spayed female $10.00
Unaltered dog $20.00
Neutered male or spayed female $25.00
Unaltered dog $55.00
Dog licenses expire on May 31 and need to be purchased by June 1 at City Hall. A $10.00 late fee is assessed for licenses purchased after June 1. Renewal notices are sent in early March.
Rabies vaccinations are required every three years. Brigham City holds a rabies vaccination clinic in May each year to coincide with registration.
See the current fee schedule here (pdf), or visit the Shelter or the Police Department for a paper copy.
Brigham City zoning allows up to two cats and two dogs at each residence.
The purpose of licensing is to help track and ensure that dogs are currently vaccinated and to assist in finding an owner if a dog becomes lost. If a dog has a current license, and an owner is at home, the dog can be returned home, saving the owner the cost of impound and boarding fees. Also, if a dog is injured, and is wearing a current license, an Animal Control Officer can take that dog directly to a veterinarian for treatment, which may save the dog's life.
A citation can be issued for violation of any of the following Brigham City Animal Control ordinances:
It is imperative that all bites be reported to local Animal Control Officers. Any animal that bites must be quarantined for observation for a period of not less than twelve (12) days by Animal Control. The owner shall bear the cost of the confinement. The Animal Shelter shall be the normal place for such quarantine, but other arrangements, including confinement by the owner may be made with the Animal Control Officers, provided the animal has current rabies vaccinations at the time the bite is inflicted.
It is unlawful to harbor or keep any lost or stray animal. If an animal is found and the owner cannot be located, the animal should be surrendered to Animal Control. Owners may come look through the shelter rather than call and ask about their lost pets. If the animal is not on public display, the owner may never know their pet has been found. After an animal completes its "stray time" at the Shelter, it is available for adoption.
The Division of Wildlife Resources no longer collects birds for West Nile Virus testing. If you find a dead bird in your yard, do not pick it up with your bare hands. If possible, wear rubber or latex gloves. If gloves are not available, invert a plastic bag over your hand, pick up the bird and un-invert the bag. Seal the bag with the bird inside, then place inside a second plastic bag. Seal the second plastic bag and dispose of the bird in the regular garbage bin. If available, Ziploc-type bags work well. See the Division of Wildlife Resources website for more information about West Nile Virus.