When do I need to keep my pet contained?

The City of Hot Springs Animal Services strongly encourages citizens to take precaution when allowing pets to be outside uncontained and/or off a leash. For the safety of every pet and the well-being of every pet owner, when taking pets outdoors, make sure they are in a confined area or on a leash to keep everyone safe and in compliance with City ordinances.

“Every week, at least two to three pets end up on the side of the road,” said Animal Services Coordinator Michelle Stone. City Ordinance 10-1-11 (2) refers to dog owners within the city limits keeping their dogs under control to prevent the pets from running at large. This ordinance was put in place to keep citizens and pets safe and out of harm.

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1. Are you a "no-kill" animal shelter?
2. How can I volunteer?
3. Can I reserve a pet for adoption when it becomes available?
4. When will an animal become available for adoption?
5. How much are adoption fees?
6. When do I need to keep my pet contained?
7. Why is it important to microchip my pet(s)?
8. How long do you hold "found" animals?
9. How do I adopt an animal?
10. Does my pet(s) have to have rabies vaccinations?
11. Does my pet(s) have to have a license?
12. Can my pet ride in the open part of my vehicle?