Last week I wrote about how I’d like to answer questions that I find from several resources. This past weekend, a really great question was asked on a Fort Bragg spouse Facebook page, and I thought it would make a great first question of the new year.
My husband and I live on post and we just got a dog. Do we have to
register her?
The short answer is yes, you do have to register your pet at Fort Bragg. Here is how you go about doing that:
Within 30 days of moving to Fort Bragg or acquiring your pet, you need to register your pet with the Fort Bragg Veterinary Services. To do this, bring copies of immunization records to the Veterinary Center.
The center is located at Building 2-7606 on Reilly Road. If you take Reilly Road north toward Pope Army Airfield, it’ll be on the right hand side of the road after the Reilly Butner intersection.
They will also require your pet to be microchiped if it isn’t already, and will need records of that procedure as well. These requirements do not apply to birds, fish or small caged animals. Exotic animals and rodents, like skunks, are not permitted to be owned at Fort Bragg.
Fort Bragg requires pets to wear a Fort Bragg rabies tag as well, so make sure that you pick one up while at the veterinarian’s office. The tag has to be worn by the animal at all times that the pet is outside or away from the owner’s care.
For more information about the other services the Fort Bragg Veterinary Center can help you out with, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ft.bragg.vetcen/.
Once you have registered your animal, you will receive a piece of paper to take to Corvias, the on post housing agency. Fort Bragg’s pet policy also states that this paper may be returned to your Community Center’s appropriate staff.
Owners also must notify Corvias if the animal dies or is no longer in the owner’s possession. If you are moving away from Fort Bragg, you have to clear through Veterinary Services as well.
Basically, Fort Bragg wants up-to-date records of the animals on post just in case something happens.
It’s also important to note that at Fort Bragg, animals aren’t allowed to be tethered in your yard. A kennel or a fenced yard must be provided by the pet owner. Pets must also be given food regularly and fresh water, as per the Fort Bragg pet policy.
To see the policy in its entirety, visit http://bragg.corviasmilitaryliving.com/sites/default/files/Fort_Bragg_RRG-Pet_Policy.pdf.
For questions to Corvias concerning pets, visit http://bragg.corviasmilitaryliving.com/residents/pet-information.