Mine are licensed, but I agree with you. I don't see any benefit to the owner at all. Here's what I read on one site about one county in Ohio and I think it's pretty much the same across the board.Same here, they are all current on shots, etc, so could be licensed but they arent. Im not aware of any particular benefits to the owners, I think its just a way for your city/ county to make a little money, and to see how many pets you have if they have laws restricting number of dogs you can own, etc. Its not expensive or anything, just kind of pointless. I cant imagine it ever being a problem that they arent.
Yep, that's how it is here. Robbery!Yerp, all of mine are except for Maya. She will be when I relicense the rest of my pack at the beginning of the year.
In our town they are very tricky. If your dog gets a rabies shot...the town is notified. If you don't get them licensed within 30 days you get a notification in the mail stating you must license them otherwise you'll get an added fee/fine. So yeah...really no way about NOT registering your pup if they are UTD on their vacs.
AND get this...they give you until the end of Jan to register/license your dogs. If not there is something like a $12 fee. So what did I do (or didn't do) last year until the first week in Feb? Thinking it was a $12 FLAT fee? Nope...$12 PER DOG! I paid more in late fees than I paid to have my pups licensed!! THAT was ridiculous! But you know what I won't be doing this coming year...procrasinating. LOL
Yup! But that's the thing, it's not the state. Not even the COUNTY. It's just the CITY... pretty ridiculous IMO. But I guess I won't complain either because I think it's a great thing; and right after they enforced the law a couple years ago; all the vet clinics in the area had a day dedicated for 'walk-ins welcome' to just be microchipped for $15. I didn't participate, but I worked at another vet clinic at the time that did. I think they did it twice come to think of it; just to help out anyone in the area.Wow really? I didn't know there were some states that actually require it. Interesting.