City officials in Pasco are asking dog owners to license their pets. Over the next few weeks city employees will put thousands of flyers on homeowner's doors. The city plans to visit almost 14,000 homes.
A pet owner has until February 27th to relicense their dog. City officials say the law was created to help pet owners identify their pets and keep them from running around the city. Officials warn that if a dog is not licensed, it can be sent to the pound and even put to sleep.
Dog owners with unlicensed dogs have 10 days to license them. The fee for a sprayed or neutered dog is $10. Dogs not neutered face a $45 charge. Even with the fees, city officials say licensing helps the pet owner the most.