Dog Owners Reminded To Renew Pet's License

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Star Valley has gone to the dogs.

Well, actually -- the owners of dogs.

The town appealed to dog owners to get their dogs licensed -- hoping to double the tally from the first year of licensing in the fledgling town.

Currently, about 250 dogs have town tags -- which all expire in March.

This year, the town hopes at least 400 people will get their pooches legalized, said Stephanie Jones, Star Valley executive assistant.

"Sometimes I think the number of dogs here outnumbers the people," she laughed.

Town code requires all dogs have a license, which costs $5 for a dog that's spayed or neutered and $7 for all others. Residents can get the license application at the Town Hall at 3632 E. Highway 260.

Owners of unlicensed dogs risk a citation, although the town currently only responds to citizen complaints about loud, loose or unlicensed dogs. The town doesn't yet have an animal control officer.

However, the town has already used the tags to reunite several confused dogs with their anxious owners.

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