New Fees Decided by Council for City of Eau Claire Residents
The Eau Claire County Humane Association would like to inform Eau Claire residents about a change to owner claim policies that will go into effect on January 1, 2024.
On November 14, 2023 the Eau Claire City Council adopted an impound fee that is to be charged to animal owners when their animal is brought to the shelter beginning January 1, 2024. The City has animal control officers, equipment, training, and time costs invested when an animal is brought to the Humane Association. The fee is to be charged to all animals who live in the city of Eau Claire at the time the animal owner claims them. The fees are as follows:
$40.00 – Impound Fee-Licensed Animal
- This fee is to be charged to the animal owner when they pick up their animal from the shelter if their animal is licensed with the City of Eau Claire. This is also the fee to be charged if the animal is not licensable (i.e. not a cat or dog).
$70.00 – Impound Fee – Unlicensed dog/cat
- This fee is to be charged to the animal owner when they pick up their animal from the shelter and their animal is NOT licensed with the City of Eau Claire.
- In addition to the above fee the animal owner must also purchase a license or prepaid voucher before their animal is released to them.
The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) will not be able to release animals back to their owners without paying this City of Eau Claire fee. ECCHA cannot alter any of these fees, no exceptions.
- This only applies to residents within the City of Eau Claire.
Whether you’re looking to adopt, volunteer or simply want to chat about your love for animals, we’re all ears (and paws). Contact us today!