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County mulls licensing of pets

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

County commissioners are mulling over an ordinance that would require the licensing of dogs and cats. Under consideration is an ordinance that would require owners of all dogs and cats that are 6 months or older to apply for a licensing tag and supply proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. Licensing would create a central record of all vaccinated dogs and cats in Newton County and would help facilitate the return of lost dogs and cats. The fee for spayed or neutered animals would be $10, and $25 for animals that are unaltered. See Wednesday's Newton Citizen for more information.