NOTE: City spent 6 MILLION dollars on encrypted radios. City is in debt and wants to charge you a tax for your pets. To cover the city debt budget
(WIFR) – Pet owners in Rockford may have to pay a pretty penny to own a dog or cat. As a way to fix the city’s budget, it was suggested that pet owners pay a $10 fee to register their pet.
The proposed fee would be $10 for each pet and would be collected by the county to help fund animal control efforts.
Currently, the city pays $500,000 a year to the county for their animal services.
The proposed ordinance was discussed at the finance and personnel committee Monday night. It still needs to get the county on board with the plan