West Seattle, Washington
In case you didn’t hear this one yesterday … we found it on the city press-release page. Seems showing up at a park in ’07 with an unlicensed dog could earn you a fat fine.
Another way for the city to generate funds. $40 to license your dog??? $125 tickets?? More officers patrolling city parks looking for unlicensed dogs?? I wasn’t aware of this until I read it here, but THIS IS A HUGE JOKE! Spend my “already too high” tax money on something useful.
Thanks for the heads up on this one! $125 is something to “bark” about!
$20 for a spayed/neutered mutt
From their website (locations)
Southwest Neighborhood Service Center – 5405 Delridge Way SW –
West Seattle Neighborhood Service Center – 4205 SW Alaska Street –
# West Seattle Animal Hospital Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 4714-42nd Avenue SW – (206) 932-3308
# West Seattle Veterinary Hospital Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 5261 California Avenue SW –
Pet Care Center Veterinary Hospital Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2950 SW Avalon Way – (206) 935-3600
Lien Animal Clinic Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3710 SW Alaska Street – (206) 932-1133
Having an animal entails certain responsibilities. $40 a year is not that much – $3.33 a month – and of course it’s 1/2 that cost if the animal is fixed.
Right or wrong, I doubt you’ll see many/any police enforcing this.
This is a subject I’ll likely be covering soon. If anyone wants to talk with me about it please call me or email me.
Enforcing the licensing of dogs on Alki in the summertime, would likely bring about a decrease in the number of aggressive animals that you see down there. This could be a good thing.
You can register them online too!
I’ve chosen to not license my animal due to my passive aggressive stance on the two tier pricing system for ‘fixed’ and ‘unfixed’ animals. While the decision is mine, I don’t think a yearly monetary penalty for that choice is a reasonable practice. Yes, I understand there is an unchecked puppy and kitten problem; but I also believe that RESPONSIBLE pet owners don’t contribute to that problem. The insinuation that an unfixed pet = an irresponsible pet owner is not an appropriate argument. I will gladly license my animal if the two tier pricing policy is done away with.
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