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A Christmas-y type story about counting dogs in Prairie Village
What with everyone dusting off their copy of the Christmas story, we figured it was probably time to give you an update on a local call that a census be taken.
The animal enumeration that Prairie Village conducted beginning in September has come to a close, and the seven canine counters who canvassed the areas north of 75th Street made contact with 600 households that had 839 unlicensed pets. The cost of having the pet census taken was $4,990. Deputy city clerk Jeanne Koontz said the pets represented a total of $5,034 in licensing revenue for the city. So assuming the owners of unlicensed pets go ahead an make their furry friends bona-fidos, the city should just about break even on the operation.
And as for those residents who don’t license their pets even after being informed about the need to register them with the city?
“We keep hounding them,” Koontz said. (Seriously. That’s what she said).
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