Beginning March 1, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office will provide pet licensing and animal control services to all Fife citizens.
The City of Fife has entered into an interlocal agreement with Pierce County for services such as barking dogs, strays, pet licensing, and animal complaints. Pierce County will soon be Fife’s one-stop-shop for animal services.
All dog and cat owners living in Fife will be required to obtain licenses for their pets. Licensing is easy, with options online, by mail or in-person. In Fife, licenses can be purchased at Paws-Ability (7338 26th St E) or Fife License and Title (4905 Pacific Hwy E).
The Auditor’s Animal Control Division provides a 24-hour public safety response to dangerous and roaming animals as well as animal injury, abuse and neglect.
Six animal control officers (ACOs) – with limited commission through the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department – perform investigations, enforce laws and educate the public about animal welfare, restraint and licensing. The ACOs are supported by a supervisor and a full-time dispatcher. They can be reached at 253-798-PETS (7387).
“This contract creates greater consistency and uniformity of services throughout the county,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson.
More details about the Pierce County Auditor’s animal services can be found online at www.piercecountywa.org/pets.
Whitney Rhodes, Assistant to the Auditor
Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor
Laurel McQuade, City of Fife