When I moved to this area over 10 years ago I was surprised that there wasn't a licensing requirement for pets here. Every other place I've lived requires this and it makes total sense. Pets that run loose cost taxpayers money for rounding them up, storing them and eventually disposing of the unwanted ones. Having a license fee makes owners more responsible and taxpayers relieved of the cost.
In Florida, my last place of residence, neutered animals cost $6 a year and fertile ones $60. I think that's a fair price.
By Chris McCoy
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