I am here to confess that Tish and I have been Animal Control outlaws since November.
That was when her 3 year city tags were due to be paid and she was due for a Rabies Vac. . Since she is on cancer meds for the Cushings and well controlled the vet and I choose not to add any more chemicals to her body than we must, so no more vacs for her .
Here is the rub no rabies certificate = no tags.
So I ignored the postcard , and the next one, they will just think she has died of old age I figure…no such luck!
I came home from work yesterday to a citation for “harboring a pet dog without proper tags” fine if not corrected by March 18th is $200 !
This morning I went to the Animal control office with Tish’s meds in hand and a recent photo to prove she is on cancer meds and would they PLEASE waive the rabies shot and take my payment without endangering her health?
I want in line and run into an ex neighbor who is amazed we still have Tish at all. When I get to see the officer I explain the whole story , that she will be 15 in May and never leaves her yard at all and my old neighbor chimes in “Yeah, man that is true , she never does not even over the short wall next door!” At this point I whip out the cell phone and show them her picture .
They not only waived the rabies shot they offered me a 6 month tag for $5 which is not really on the price list at all.
I said , no just give us the 3 year tag as always and if it outlasts her consider it a donation!
The red tape was not even there but I was really concerned they would force the issue.
As of today we are members in good standing in our community once more.