Dog-license checks to start May 14 in...

Dog-license checks to start May 14 in Erie County

There are 25 comments on the GoErie.com story from May 6, 2008, titled Dog-license checks to start May 14 in Erie County. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Animal-control officials with the state and city of Erie will start canvassing the city and other areas of Erie County the week of May 14 to enforce dog laws.

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Roger

Gibsonia, PA

#1 May 6, 2008
They ought to start rounding up all the stray cats that are running loose. Dogs need licenses and shots. Cats should be under the same laws as dogs.

“opinionated”

Since: Dec 07

erie pa

#2 May 6, 2008
don't these idiots have anything better to do . like go out and get the people selling drugs , making drugs and things like this . you people just do not have a clue what your main mission is .
MCR

Canton, OH

#6 May 7, 2008
Must be Erie and County needs to make up more money. Guess the court house renovations is over budget.
wow

Waterford, PA

#7 May 7, 2008
and the story about a boy being bitten has what to do with dog tags? It is about a family that does not leash its dog. They know who the dog belongs to. What about cat licenses and monkey licenses, and farretts and birds and kids. Because i see more cats and kids running loose that I see dogs
Donny Baker

Erie, PA

#8 May 7, 2008
MCR wrote:
Must be Erie and County needs to make up more money. Guess the court house renovations is over budget.
Believe it or not, I heard on the news this morning that it is.......

LOL
MCR

Canton, OH

#9 May 7, 2008
Yep,I believe it. Just another way to screw us out of more money.
Donny Baker wrote:
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Believe it or not, I heard on the news this morning that it is.......
LOL

“opinionated”

Since: Dec 07

erie pa

#10 May 7, 2008
could not of said it better mcr
dog

Lorain, OH

#11 May 7, 2008
they better not come near me without a warrant or even step on my property or think about getting near my dog .

“RVN-'68-'69 25th Infantry ”

Since: Dec 07

USA

#12 May 7, 2008
My dogs don't have licenses so I only allow them to drive with a licensed friend...and never in the snow.
MCR

Canton, OH

#13 May 7, 2008
My property tax, WSG, Landlord tax, School tax, NFG, fuel,Elect.,food, clothing, are all up. And my first concern is a license for a Dog. Yea...right.
Redoculous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#14 May 7, 2008
MCR wrote:
Yep,I believe it. Just another way to screw us out of more money.
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How is it screwing you out of money? Being a responsible pet owner is more then just letting it out to pee and poop when it needs to....Whats the sence of having the law if its not enforced anyway.
MCR

Canton, OH

#15 May 7, 2008
Don't give me a lecture on being a responsible pet owner. My dog has her shots, has been fixed, is very healthy and is never let loose. She has never been abused and loves everyone, cept the gas meter reader.(?)
License is only because they found another way to make money.
Redoculous wrote:
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How is it screwing you out of money? Being a responsible pet owner is more then just letting it out to pee and poop when it needs to....Whats the sence of having the law if its not enforced anyway.

“Ban stupid people not dogs!”

Since: Jan 08

Erie,PA

#18 May 7, 2008
When I went to the groomer today I was surprised to see that they have a sign posted that they are also checking for valid licenses.
Waiting

Cleveland, OH

#19 May 8, 2008
Well, perhaps 'we' would not find licensing necessary if people would have acted responsibly and with respect for others by walking dogs on leashes and spaying and neutering their pets if they do not intend to become breeders and having proper medical vet care [rabies vaccinations,etc] for their pets.
Please allow me to recount two very recent episodes that have occurred in my neighborhood in downtown Erie...First, while walking our four month old licensed puppy on a leash we had a dog jump out of an open two story window down to the sidewalk to approach our dog. While my husband kept our puppy walking up the street, I commanded the dog to stop and waited several minutes for someone to appear to claim this animal and take it back inside the house. Second, on the weekend as we were saying our good-byes to my brother and sister-in-law we witnessed a verbal confrontation [which turned physical] between two dog owners who inhabit the same apartment building down the block from us. One person's dog was unfettered [unleashed] and ran up on the other person's leashed dog scaring both the owner and the Airedale. The leashed dog owner threw a pop can at the dog and yelled for it to go home. The unleashed dog's owner took offense and after several heated exchanges one took a swing at the other! Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. One walked away with his dog. The other owner went in search of his dog who ran off down the block. Upon further investigation, the leashed owner is hearing impaired and his Airedale is a service dog trained to assist him. So, for those of you complaining about the law....I say, it is needed and so is the license checking that is coming up beginning May 14th.$300.00 fine for violation should send home the message that if you cannot be a responsible owner please reconsider owning a pet. Know the laws before you get a pet.

“opinionated”

Since: Dec 07

erie pa

#20 May 8, 2008
Waiting wrote:
Well, perhaps 'we' would not find licensing necessary if people would have acted responsibly and with respect for others by walking dogs on leashes and spaying and neutering their pets if they do not intend to become breeders and having proper medical vet care [rabies vaccinations,etc] for their pets.
Please allow me to recount two very recent episodes that have occurred in my neighborhood in downtown Erie...First, while walking our four month old licensed puppy on a leash we had a dog jump out of an open two story window down to the sidewalk to approach our dog. While my husband kept our puppy walking up the street, I commanded the dog to stop and waited several minutes for someone to appear to claim this animal and take it back inside the house. Second, on the weekend as we were saying our good-byes to my brother and sister-in-law we witnessed a verbal confrontation [which turned physical] between two dog owners who inhabit the same apartment building down the block from us. One person's dog was unfettered [unleashed] and ran up on the other person's leashed dog scaring both the owner and the Airedale. The leashed dog owner threw a pop can at the dog and yelled for it to go home. The unleashed dog's owner took offense and after several heated exchanges one took a swing at the other! Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. One walked away with his dog. The other owner went in search of his dog who ran off down the block. Upon further investigation, the leashed owner is hearing impaired and his Airedale is a service dog trained to assist him. So, for those of you complaining about the law....I say, it is needed and so is the license checking that is coming up beginning May 14th.$300.00 fine for violation should send home the message that if you cannot be a responsible owner please reconsider owning a pet. Know the laws before you get a pet.
dude get a life will yea . most to all the people here are very responsable pet owners. but what the city is doing is just getting more money from us . i see dogs all over my neighbor hood without a leash and these dogs do not go wondering off they are trained . but for some dog to jump out of a second story window and approach you is well... amazing to say the least . but i will give you the benifit of doubt that this dog did survive without injury , just to come smell your dogs butt . but like one of the others here said the city is always looking at ways to screw us out of more money than we make . nfg does the same thing . so untill you can actually think of something good to say ..... please do not say anything
Redoculous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#21 May 8, 2008
MCR wrote:
Don't give me a lecture on being a responsible pet owner. My dog has her shots, has been fixed, is very healthy and is never let loose. She has never been abused and loves everyone, cept the gas meter reader.(?)
License is only because they found another way to make money.
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Then you shouldn't have to worry about the $300 fine for not having one....pay the $8/yr or $31 for lifetime chip since yer pooch is fixed....pretty reasonable in my opinion.
Redoculous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#22 May 8, 2008
Responsible dog owner

Girard, PA

#23 May 10, 2008
Redoculous wrote:
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Then you shouldn't have to worry about the $300 fine for not having one....pay the $8/yr or $31 for lifetime chip since yer pooch is fixed....pretty reasonable in my opinion.
What bu lls hit.

The dog licenses are nothing but a money grab. Any money collected by the dog assessment will go to the general fund (you know the third world snow removal, three men light bulb changing crews, handwritten paycheck department, etc.). It will not go to pay for the unresponsive and unaccountable animal enforcement "officer".

We are told by Sinnott's lackeys that licenses are necessary to return dogs to their owners if they get lost or run away. I have both my dogs micro-chipped (which is far superior to a tag), their shots are up to date and they are fixed. I also never walk them without a leash. So why do I also need to pay a fee to a government to own dogs?

If my dogs did get loose the Erie cops would just pump a couple of rounds in then anyway. That's the official Erie police policy.

The animal enforcement "officer" should enforce the leash laws first. Then take the irresponsible dog owners before a District Justice and have them fined. The money from the fines then pays for animal enforcement.

I pay enough god dam* taxes already. I will not pay a tax on a pet.
Responsible dog owner

Girard, PA

#25 May 11, 2008
Target wrote:
<quoted text>Then you will go to jail without passing go and collecting $200. Marilyn might be there to enforce her rules.
In a city beset with crime and shootings, Sinnott is going to send goons out to harass citizens over dog licenses. Maybe you're one of the goons?
Thinker

Cleveland, OH

#26 May 11, 2008
AC cannot and does not enforce the dog kennel law on the people that are back yard breeders and so called rescuers that have more than 25 dogs a year in their possession, why do they think they can enforce a law that requires them to be aware of each dog owned in the city? If they need money, they should begin shutting down these people that are making money off the books by breeding and selling dogs and puppies to anyone with the dough and little brain.

Do these rescuers that take these pooches in have a kennel license? Are each of their dogs licensed and vetted as required by law? Back Yard breeders? A kennel fee is expensive and opens the door for inspection at any time. Perhaps they should consider checking out these mills that are operating illegally before bothering the responsible owners of one or two dogs.

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