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Many area pooches are without dog tags

January 12, 2013

Although more than 11,500 dog tags were issued in Washington County in 2012, dog warden Kelly Schubert said most of the canines she encounters are lacking the identifying item....

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alchemy

Jan-16-13 9:50 AM

be cool if someone started a list of unconstitutional laws. This would be one of the more obvious. Be even better if all partiipants in unconstitutional laws were prosecuted as traitors and either executed or labeled for life so everyone would know they are a snake.

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armybrat

Jan-14-13 5:21 PM

While on the talk of dogs. Wednesday, January 9, I observed the police and sheriff department excercising their dogs at the fairgrounds. Not only were the dogs off lead, the handlers did not clean up after their dogs had bowel movements while running loose. Two dog owner laws broken by our law enforcement men.

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armybrat

Jan-14-13 5:17 PM

I have always bought tags for my dogs. If for no other reason, a means of identify if my dog ever got loose. The dog warden should be allowed to ask for proof of any dog they see, whether or private or public property.

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jerseymiller

Jan-13-13 11:02 AM

if you dog is a working dog, not a pet, your accountant should say YES. chew toys maybe not.

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Ann1947

Jan-12-13 1:47 PM

TAG cats...I resent buying a tag for my dog...When people allow their cats to run free...whit out tags or leases

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jerseymiller

Jan-12-13 12:55 PM

working- notice you pay tax on the dog supplies, if the dog is really a working dog there is no tax on supplies. the tag cost is tax deductable, cost of business is cost of business.

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Tessie

Jan-12-13 12:48 PM

My understanding of the $16 fee is that $1 goes to support the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. The rest goes into the County General Fund. HSOV then has to do many fundraisers to take care of animals and to be able to pay staff.

IMHO, ALL of the licensing fees need to be used to support the HSOV. Perhaps then they would be able to get the spay and neuter program up to a realistic standard. And that in turn will increase adoptions. As it stands now, in order to do everything that's needed to be a responsible dog or cat owner, it will cost between $350-$500 up-front costs. That's prohibitive to many people who would be great pet owners.

The county should not be using that money for any reason other than support of the humane society and animal care.

Take a look at how many licenses were issued just a few years ago and you'll find that there were many more. People have had to cut costs due to the economy and not paying a license fee is one way they do it.

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hockeypuck

Jan-12-13 12:30 PM

And yes, even if the "pet" stays on the owner's property. If it goes outside, it needs a license.

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hockeypuck

Jan-12-13 12:29 PM

I don't mind paying for the license. I do mind that cat owners do not have the same fiduciary responsibility. The law needs to be changed so that any animal that is a "pet" and is allowed outside of the home, needs to have a license.

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4PetesSake

Jan-12-13 11:46 AM

Where does the money go from these dog tags?

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4PetesSake

Jan-12-13 11:46 AM

Where does the money go from these dog tags?

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