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Fees changing for Animal Services

Posted: February 8, 2012 - 10:38am  |  Updated: February 8, 2012 - 2:07pm

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It might soon cost more for Columbia County residents to surrender multiple pets to Animal Services.

Currently, pet owners are charged $25 for the first pet and $5 for each subsequent pet given over to Animal Services.

Once county commissioners approve a second reading of an ordinance change, likely on Feb. 21, it will cost $30 for the initial pet surrendered and $10 for subsequent pets.

Also, retrieving deceased pets from veterinary offices now costs $40 per animal. Before Tuesday, it costs $10 per animal, said Animal Services Manager Linda Glasscock.

Another change likely to be approved for Animal Services is that it no longer will accept pets from anyone  living in other counties.

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