Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Palm Beach County doubles licensing fees for unneutered dogs & cats

The Sun-Sentinel reports here that Palm Beach's County Commission voted 6-0 to the double the cost to license a dog or cat that isn't spayed or neutered. The cost will be $75, while the cost for licensing a dangerous breed, such as a pit bull, will include a $100 surcharge. Additionally, a fee $100 will be imposed if animal control officers have to respond to complaints involving the pets. The changes will help offset $500,000 in property tax reductions that were ordered by the state. Next month, the commission will consider mandatory spay and neuter requirements.

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