Riverside County dog owners have another two weeks to purchase a license for their pet before late fees kick in, authorities said Monday.

The Department of Animal Services is offering dog owners an amnesty program through Feb. 15 to incentive them to get their canines licensed, which is a state requirement. Late fees and unpaid past licensing fees will be waived during this period.

“We know this has been a very difficult period for many people and this was one small way we could assist,” Animal Services Director Julie Bank said. “As we hopefully head toward normalcy, we want to remind dog owners that now is the time to update that license.”

The offer only applies to dog owners who do not have any outstanding citations for failing to license their pet in the past, according to the agency.

Dogs must be vaccinated for rabies before they can get licensed.

Licensing helps animal control officers locate the owners of lost pets, according to the agency.

A one-year license for a spayed or neutered canine is $25, and a one-year license for an “unaltered” dog is $120.

More information can be found at www.rcdas.org/.

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