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I~eather River Bulletin Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 9A Hank, a 1-year-old neutered male pit bull, is one of many dogs brought into Quincy's animal shelter looking for a good home. Photo courtesy Plumas County Animal Services imal regul ions responsi le call owners Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plumasnews.com or all .your construction needs Want your "Lassie" to come home? Then get her licensed, says Portola City Community Service Officer Leah Turner the top dog when it comes to animal control regulations. "The importance of having a dog license is to help the city find the dog's owner if the dog is lost and it will be returned home," she said. "If it doesn't have a license, then the dog goes to Quincy animal control and the owner will be cited for not having a license and no proof of rabies (vaccination)." According to regulation, all dogs over the age of 4 months within city limits must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased at City Hall with a proof of a rabies certificate. If the dog is altered, and the owner has proof, the annual license fee is $10. If not, that price is quadrupled. Ownership of more than four dogs requires a kennel license. Those are also available at City Hall with annual dues -- $10 for altered dogs, and $40 unaltered. The city contracts with Quincy's Dr. Gary Klement for a vaccination clinic in May, at which licenses can be purchased at a discount. More pet rules In addition, if the neighbor's dog howling at the moon keeps you up at night, Portola's municipal code outlines unlawful nuisances by animals, including noise complaints (barking or howling for extended periods), property damage, depositing of waste, unsanitary conditions and dogs at large. Residents can file a complaint with the city if the problems occur. Moreover, in California it's also illegal to --Tether a dog to a stationary object for more than three hours in a 24-hour period. Dogs needing to be chained must be on a run between two posts or trees on a pulley so they cannot get tangled. --Leave pets unattended in a vehicle in extreme weather or without food and water for extended periods of time. Maliciously and intentionally maim, mutilate, beat, torture, torment, wound or kill an animal. --Deprive an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care. --Poison animals belonging to another person. --Abandon an animal. --Transport an animal without a restraint in a vehicle space intended for a load. And, while Portola does not "Trust me, I would rather return a dog to its owner than take it to Quincy (animal control). But if it's a recurring issue of the dog ru ,nincjloose ....... , all'the time, then it has to be dealt with. They do get transported even if I do know who the owner is, because they are not being responsible pet owners." Leah Turner community sewice officer city of Portola have a leash law, "man's best friend" must have human supervision at all times and be under voice or hand command. Canines roaming the streets unattended are transported to Quincy's animal shelter if the owner can't be identified. Licensed dogs are returned to their owner.' "Trust me, I would rather return a dog to its owner than take it to Quincy (animal control)," said Turner. "But if it's a recurring issue of the dog running loose all the time, then it has to be dealt with. They do get transported even if I do know who the owner is, because they are not being responsible pet owners." The city also requires a livestock permit for animals such as goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep, etc. Turner says even beehives need a permit. There's no fee for a livestock permit, but an inspection of the livestock area is mandatory. For questions, more information or a complete copy of the city's an'imal control regulations, contact Turner at City of Portola, 35 Third Ave. or P.O. Box 1225, Portola, CA 96122; phone: 832-6833; cell: 616-0021; fax: 832-5418; email: 1.turner@ci.portola.ca.us. Feather River College Child Development Center teachers, students and parents celebrate recent donations by E Clampus Vitus members and others to support a new outdoor classroom. Adults from left: teacher Kinderlin Hoznour; Dana Gordon, of Gordon Timber Falling, who, with his brother Steve, made a personal donation; Dan Roberts; former Clampers Humbug Justin Eason; former Humbug Big Bruce Robbins; current Humbug Marc Vital; Alan Coats, "non-Clamped," who made a personal donation; and teacher LeasaTransue. Photo courtesy Feather River College Child Development Center Clampers support new outd Local members of fraternal organization E Clampus Vitus recently volunteered to help create an outdoor classroom at Feather River College's Child Development Center. E Clampus Vitus is dedicated to the study and preservation of the heritage of the American West, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area. The local chapter recently donated the funds necessary to create a new outdoor classroom at the FRC Child Development Center in Quincy. "A couple of our children's fathers are Clampers and classroom they do take an interest in classroom they were really benefits everyone in what's happening at school," enthusiastic and agreed tothe end and dads are great said Sara Frigo, the center's support the project, volunteers to have in interim director. "When we "We really want to partnerclassrooms." asked them if they wanted to with our parents; The Clampers have more help us create the outdoor collaborating and networking projects in mind. C O N STR UCT! O N SINCE 1984 a call today: General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 I To Qualified Households Only Call one of our locations below for more information or to fill out an application* *Note: If you received assistance in 2014, you must wait until January 2015 to re-apply. 2014 Income Limits For Low Income Energy Assistance A qualified household must have a gross annual income at or below amount as shown below, Family Gross Annual Gross Monthy Size Income Income 1 24.236 2,019 2 31 693 2,641 3 39.150 3,262 4 46,607 3,883 5 54,064 4,505 6 61,521 5,126 7 62,919 5,243 8 64,318 5,359 Certain additional restrictions do apply. Plumas County Development Commission (183 W. Main St.) P.O. Box 319, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2466 (800) 993-5399 www.plumascdc.org .......... 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