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Commissioners oppose dog license change PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:46
Wood County Commissioners have drafted a letter they intend to send to Gov. John Kasich expressing "vehement opposition" to a statewide change in how dog licenses are issued.
An item in the state budget, which Kasich could sign into law as early as Sunday, would expand dog licenses to be issued every one, three or five years, or for a lifetime.
All 88 counties in Ohio issue only one-year licenses, a system commissioners say is "useful and easy to administer," and the expansion would create more problems than it would solve.
Not only would longer license durations result in fewer being purchased and more residents forgetting to renew, the once-per-year frequency allows the dog warden to collect information like whether animals have received rabies vaccinations. It would also become more difficult to forecast revenue from licenses.
"This is a system that simply does not need to be changed," the letter reads. "The change benefits no one."
 

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