Map of dog and cat licensing requirements

Licensing of pet dogs and cats can help measure animal population growth and track where the animals originate. The data can help authorities determine the presence of puppy or kitten mill breeding operations. Many pet owners, however, choose not to license their pets, and some local governments do not mandate licensing. Geography student Marli Stevens has compiled a map of which Utah counties and cities require licensing and which do not, and found that insufficient data currently exists to determine accurate counts of cats and dogs in Utah.

Marli Stevens, 801-581-8218,