Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 4:33:01 PM by Edward Knittel
Currently, there is no fine against not having your dog licensed in the city of Chicago even though City Clerk James Laski says that you have to. Well, that could all change very quickly. He told the council's Budget and Government Operations Committee he wants to change the situation by fining those who fail to buy dog tags.
The cost of a license is $5 for a spayed animal and $10 for an unspayed one. Senior citizens 65 years of age or older pay $2.50 and $5, respectively.
City officials estimate that 600,000 dogs live in Chicago, but last year only 17,000 new dogs were licensed.
Some vets don't like the idea because it might discourage people from vaccinating their dogs
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