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“Canvassers with Regional Animal Services of King County will go door to door in cities like Bellevue and Kirkland starting Saturday, April 4.
” ‘The purpose of the canvassing is to help ensure compliance with the city requirements for licensing cats and dogs eight weeks and older. The canvassers will not issue citation, but they will issue temporary licenses for unlicensed pets, allowing pet owners up to 30 days to pay for a license,’ according to the press release issued by the city of Bellevue.”
Dr. Gene Mueller with Regional Animal services said only about 20% of pet owners comply with the law and that is why canvassers will be in several jurisdictions every weekend between April and October.
‘We may leave you some information if we hear your dog inside. We may mail you. We are not going to search your home, we are not going to trespass,’ said Mueller. ‘We are using this as an opportunity to educate.'”
A license costs $30 and must be renewed annually. The price doubles if your cat or dog is not spayed or neutered.”