You Ask, Patch Answers: Do Cats Need Licenses?
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We received the following question from a Danvers resident:
I know dogs have to be licensed and updated on shots in Danvers….Do cats??
We spoke with Danvers Public Health Director Peter Mirandi for this week's edition of You Ask, Patch Answers.
Mirandi said state law requires cats to be immunized against rabies, but they do not need to be licensed in Danvers or Massachusetts.
"The Town’s leash law applies only to dogs as well," Mirandi said.
The reader raised another point: "Just seems that dogs can't run loose anymore but cats can, and do, so they are more of a health threat now."
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.