Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dog Owners Reminded to Renew

Dog Owners Reminded to Renew
Their Dog’s License

Date: November 28, 2007 Contact: Faith Dickerhoof

Montgomery County Auditor Karl L. Keith along with the Montgomery County Commissioners would like to remind Montgomery County dog owners that the time is upon us to renew your dog’s license. Each year, between December 1 through January 31st, dog owners register their dogs with local authorities to ensure a safe trip home if their dog is lost, stolen, or missing. State law requires that every dog over the age of three months old needs to be licensed.

For 16 dollars per license, dog owners have the peace of mind that with 24 hour identification, their puppy will return home safely and quickly. This also enables the dog owner to avoid a potential $150 ticket for failure to license their pet. Finally, if the dog cannot return home quickly, the Animal Resource Center provides a safe shelter, food and emergency care if your lost dog requires such attention.

The Auditor’s office provides many reasonable, easy opportunities to purchase your dog’s license. First, starting on December 1st, visitors to will recognize the icon for dog licenses. With one click, surfers can navigate to the Auditor’s website and purchase up to five dog licenses per transaction. A $2.00 fee is attached to each transaction. Second, various vendors or outposts around the county, such as municipal buildings, pet supply stores and veterinarian’s offices, sell the dog license. Third, previous dog owners will receive a postcard in the mail from the Montgomery County Auditor’s office reminding them to renew their pet’s license. Please mail back to Auditor’s office a check or money order made out to the Montgomery County Auditor Karl L Keith for the total number of licenses required and a self addressed stamped envelope. Please make corrections to the card such as if a dog is deceased or changes in address.

Finally, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, located at 6790 Webster St, is available to sell licenses and arrange adoptions of pets Monday thru Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. Credit Cards are accepted at this location. For questions concerning adoption, please call the Animal Resource Center at 937-898-4457 ext 8. For questions regarding the purchase of dog licenses, please call the Auditor’s office at 937-225-4314.

All license fees generated go to support the work of the Animal Resource Center. Donations to the Animal Resource Center such as $5 for a bone shaped dog tag or $10 or more for a heart shaped dog tag go directly to the operation of the Animal Resource Center for the rescue, care and housing of our community’s lost and homeless pets.

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