YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Mahoning County Dog Pound is bringing back the canvassing program.
The dog pound is enforcing the law where dog owners have to have their dogs licensed.
Deputy Dog Warden Rick Tunison said the pound will go through its database to find people who have previously registered dogs. They will then go door-to-door to request to see the license. Dog owners do have options if they don’t have a license.
“It’s not the end of the world. You’ll be able to purchase one from the individuals at your door. If you fail to register your dog, however, a citation could be issued, and you’ll be required to go to court. So you’ll have the $40 cost of the license plu any court cost,” Tunison said.
Tunison said the licenses are important for the dogs to have because, if the dog gets lost, that is how they can find the owner. The license also includes the rabies vaccine which is important for the community.