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Coshocton County extends dog tag registration deadline

| January 30, 2014

COSHOCTON – Coshocton County Auditor Christine Sycks announces that the registration deadline for the purchase of Dog Tags without penalties has been extended by one week by Commissioners’ Resolution.  Ohio R.C. 955.05 requires every person who is the owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog to register their dog with the County Auditor.  The registration period has been extended to Feb. 7 due to the extremely cold weather. Fees are $12 per dog or $60 per Kennel Tag.  Kennel Tags must be purchased either at the County Auditor’s Office or at TMK in New Bedford.  If the extended deadline is missed, penalties double the cost of the tags.

If the dog owners cannot make it into the County Auditor’s Office during regular office hours, (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), they can also purchase their tag at Buehler’s Foods, Coshocton’s Animal Shelter, Pleasant Valley Vet Clinic, and Woodbury Outfitters in Coshocton, and at TMK in New Bedford without penalties for an additional $0.75 fee until Feb. 7. Also, for an additional $2 fee, tags can be purchased online using a debit or credit card at http://www.doglicenses.us/OH/Coshocton . In addition, tags can be requested by mail by sending the fee, dog information (age, gender, color, breed, etc.) and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Coshocton County Auditor’s Office at 349 Main Street, Coshocton, OH  43812.

“The Board of Commissioners realized that there may have been some citizens unable to get their dog tag because of the unusual winter weather we’ve been having,” said Sycks. “This extension gives everyone another week and let’s hope the weather cooperates.  Not only is it the law to have all dogs registered with the county, it protects owners and their pets.  We often get phone calls if a dog is found with a tag attached to their collar.  When this happens, we are able to give owner information and get that puppy back home.”

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