In accordance with state law, all dogs and cats four (4) months of age and older are required to be vaccinated for rabies. Due to the high incidence of rabies in Archer County, the City of Holliday requires yearly vaccinations.
The City of Holliday hosts a yearly Dog Dip & Vaccination Day every April. Dogs are dipped for fleas at no charge and vaccinations are offered at a reduced cost by a local veterinarian on this day.
The owner of a dog that is more than six (6) months old shall obtain a license from the City at a fee of $3.00 per license. The owner must present the following:
- Current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed veterinarian
- Name, address and phone number of the owner
- Description of the dog to include breed, sex, color and name
Licenses are renewed annually during the month of April.
Animals Running at Large
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or keeping any animal, other than a domesticated cat, to allow or permit such animal to run at large.
Tethering of Dogs
Ordinance 2016-09 now in effect updates Ordinance 2016-04 which makes it unlawful to tether dogs unless the owner is outside and in view of the dogs and the tether meets several other restrictions. The penalty for violation of this ordinance is $75.00 for the first offense and $150.00 for each subsequent offense. Upon the third offense the dog will be impounded by the city. Copies of the complete ordinance are available at city hall.