Deadline to register dogs extended
The Jackson County Commissioners have extended the deadline for residents in the rural, unincorporated, areas of the county to register certain breeds of dogs.
Residents now have until May 1 to register their dog (or dogs) at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Under the county’s new resolution, rural county residents who own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Bull Terrier or a hybrid of any of those breeds is required to register the animal with the sheriff’s office by May 1. A $25 registration fee must also be paid.
The previous deadline was April 1, but, due to some confusion with the new policy, the commissioners agreed to extend the deadline by a month.
As of Tuesday afternoon, a total of 10 dog owners had registered their dog with the county, it was reported.
Failing to register your dog (or dogs), or violating any other portion of the resolution, can result in a fine between $50 and $500 and 30 days in the county jail, according to a new county ordinance.
To register your dog, an owner must provide their name, address, home and cell phone numbers, their dog’s name, breed, sex, age and color. The dog’s veterinarian must also be listed, as well as their office’s phone number.
The Jackson County Commissioners, as reported earlier, decided to update the county’s policy regarding dangerous dogs and require some owners to register their animals to help law enforcement, EMS or other emergency personnel be aware of the animals when responding to an incident at a rural residence.