DULUTH - The Duluth City Council will vote on fees of up to $350 dollars for re-claiming your stray pets if they don’t meet certain standards, such as being licensed, fixed, or vaccinated.
Versus just $25 dollars for those that are compliant.
“If your dog is lost and picked up from the dog pound if you will, then if you are compliant, that is, if you have a license, a rabbis vaccination that’s current, as well as having your pet spayed and neutered, you’re compliant and can get your animal back at a far less cost than if you’re non-compliant,” Duluth City Councilor Jim Stauber, who authored the ordinance, said.
“To me, I don’t see any justifiable reason for fees such as that amount, to me it just looks like another funding mechanism for the city and I don’t think it’s appropriate and I don’t think it’s fair to the citizens of this community,” Duluth City Councilor, Garrry Krause said.
If the ordinance passes, those who are in compliance, will only need to pay $25 to re-claim their pets.
However, Stauber said pet owners will have the option of becoming compliant when you pick up your pets, at a reduced rate.