License cats, why don’tcha?

On my morning run, I saw 8 cats roaming the streets on the prowl. I saw no loose dogs. Yet, Montgomery County dog owners are getting hit with a 25% hike in the dog license fee. It’s time to start licensing cats- at least ones that are outside.

The Dayton Daily News article:

License fees are increasing from $16 to $20.

via Dog license fee hike prompted by increase in dogs at shelter.

Cats can spread disease, use our gardens as litter boxes, and can get hit by cars. The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center takes care of them as well. Why are dog owners the only ones paying for the service?

Equality- it’s a good thing, for people, as well as pet owners. It’s time we stop treating dog owners differently than cat owners- license the cats.

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