Animal Control Licensing, Questions and Concerns

Dog Licensing-Pay these fees to the Town of St. Joseph

WI State law requires all dogs to be licensed annually.  All dog licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued.  A current "Proof of Rabies" vaccination from your veterinarian for each animal is required along with your fee for licensing. New residents and pet owners have a 30 day grace period to license your pets.   If you have questions you may call 715-549-6235 or send an email to the: Clerk-Treasurer's Office

Annual License Fees:

  • January 1st through March 31st: $10 for altered animal and $20 for unaltered animal
  • April 1st through December 31st: $20 for altered animal and $40 for unaltered animal
  • Provide proof of rabies vaccination for each animal
  • Pay these fees to the Town of St. Joseph

Dog License Application Form
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Kennel License Application Form

Kennel Licensing -Pay these fees to the Town of St. Joseph

Private Kennel Definition

Any person, partnership or corporation who or which is customarily the owner or custodian of more than three (3) dogs or six (6) cats over five months of age, who or which is not in the business of breeding, buying, selling, or boarding of dogs or cats, must apply for a private kennel license.
All kennel licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued.

Commercial Kennel Definition

Any person, partnership or corporation engaged in the business of "breeding, buying, selling or boarding dogs and/or cats", provided that such person, partnership or corporation is customarily the owner or custodian of more than three(3)dogs or six (6) cats over five months of age, must apply for a commercial kennel license.
All kennel licenses expire December 31st of the year they were issued.
Chapter 64 Animals Town of St. Joseph Ordinance

Lost & Found Animals and Animals at Large

Contact the Animal Control Officer:
Brit Harmon at (715)-220-1332

Effective December 1, 2020 :  Stray animal viewing is only by appointment until further notice.

companionanimalcontrol@gmail.com

  •  Established in 2011, Companion Animal Control serves more than 24 cities/towns within Pierce County, WI, St. Croix County, WI and Washington County, MN.  Companion Animal Control responds to hundreds of calls each year to help animals, working closely with law enforcement to keep your community safe by responding to pick up stray animals, investigate concerns of cruelty/neglect, nuisance complaints and dog bites.  
  • Companion Animal Control / WWAS Fees
  • Reclaiming fees are charged and will be due and payable at the time of reclaiming.
  • Impound will require appointments for owners to reclaim animals.
  • Impound will require full payment of fees via cash or credit card (checks not accepted) prior to reclaim of animals by owners.
  • Please Read All fees from owners are due prior to reclaim/release of animal. If an owner fails to pay fees and pick up the animal prior to the end of a holding period, owner relinquishes all rights to animal.

Town of St. Joseph Animal Reclaiming Fees 

  • These fees are in addition to any fees that may be charged by Companion Animanl Control.
  • Town of St. Joseph Reclaiming fees will be charged and are due and payable to the Town.  The Town will directly invoice pet owners regarding their fees due. These invoices are due in full upon receipt.