If you’ve got a gerbil, turtle or a cat you’re off the hook. But if you are the owner of a dog; you are required to purchase a license or tag for that dog, within three months of ownership. And the deadline to purchase those dog tags is approaching at the end of January; after that a penalty will be in place.
In Henry County they have sold about 3,000 dog licenses so far, and Defiance County is close to that same figure. Last year, Henry County sent-out about 5,800 dog tags, while Defiance County was at over 6,800, and Fulton County topped 7,700. There are one-year dog licenses available, a three-year tag, or a permanent license that takes care of your dog for years to come. Contact your local county auditor’s office to purchase a dog license; but they are also available at the county dog shelters, and on-line.