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SC: York County: Animal rights activists want pet owners to pay $75 a year license fee

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Nealdog, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Nealdog

    Nealdog Little Dog

    [h=2][​IMG] York County, SC Animal rights activits want pet owners to pay $75 a year license fee[/h]

    Animal advocates are asking York County council to change laws when it comes to your pet. On Monday, a group of 30 people filled council chambers in York supporting the committee for responsible pet ownership's request for licensing fees for dogs and cats--basically saying that if you have a pet and they are not fixed, you'd pay $75. That number would significantly drop to under $10 if your pet was spayed or neutered. They are also trying to get them to pass a no tethering law.


    Animal rights activists found a new audience Monday night for a message they've been spreading in York County for years.
    Members of the Committee for Responsible Pet Ownership asked the York County Council - and it's five newest members - to consider enacting a law to prohibit tethering animals and requiring pet owners to obtain licenses for their pets.
    Please contact these York County council men by emial and let them now that is an unfair tax they are trying to push on pet owners. Please mention that responsible tethering is a great way to confine a dog.
    Bruce.henderson@yorkcountygov.com; David.bowman@yorkcountygov.com; ericw72@comporium.net; Bump.roddey@yorkcountygov.com; blackwellpa@comporium.net; District7@yorkcountygov.com;

    We need people to come together and speak up before these types of laws come into effect.


  2. Waheed

    Waheed Puppy

    Why do York County want so much money to license a dog. The only ones that are going to complain about this is those that have been licenseing there dogs for years. Those who don't don't care because they are not going to license there dog anyway. What is the perpuse for so much money per year. I still don't understand the perpose of licensing a dog. Just another way to get money from someone without useing a gun.
  3. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Me neither honestly.. I havnt licensed my dog yet, and I refuse to get his rabies shot until he is older. I dont see a point in it seeing as I live in the middle of Phoenix..
    Now if I lived in Arkansas like I used to he would have already had it, we had rabid skunks and stuff every year in out yards..

    All this money going for what reason..
  4. claudeeya

    claudeeya Puppy

    I live in L.A. County, Cali and we have to license our dogs and cats too. Spayed/neutered dogs are $20 a year and not are around the same $75... I don't know about cats. But here Animal Control requires to s/n your dog unless you are a licensed breeder, you have show dogs or obviously police dogs. Unfortunetley not everbody takes this seriously and shelters are flooded with dogs, and yes waaaaay to many pits. I volunteer at my local shelter, and it's really sad....

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    I live in L.A. County, Cali and we have to license our dogs and cats too. Spayed/neutered dogs are $20 a year and not are around the same $75... I don't know about cats. But here Animal Control requires to s/n your dog unless you are a licensed breeder, you have show dogs or obviously police dogs. Unfortunetley not everybody takes this seriously and shelters are flooded with dogs, and yes waaaaay to many pits. I volunteer at my local shelter, and it's really sad....
  5. martha

    martha Puppy

    I have been in animal rescue for 20 years. I'm sick to death of seeing animals suffer and die in York County, particularly pitbulls. Citizens in our county have proposed variable licensing to target the 10% of people who are causing 90% of the problem faced by our animal shelter every day. I'm sick of nursing bait dogs when they come to me shredded, I'm sick of the news stories like the one on Channel 36 this morning about 2 dead pitbulls found in a box behind Domino's, I'm sick of knowing that hundreds of pitbulls are killed at our shelter every year, I'm sick of seeing what miserable lives chained dogs live, I'm sick of my taxes being spent to support homeless animals at our shelter, and I'm sick of irresponsible owners. Do you really think 20 unaltered, chained pitbulls in somebody's backyard is OK? Do you not think those people are fighting those dogs and breeding fighting dogs? There is no such thing as "responsible tethering." It's animal cruelty period. And do you know that chained dogs are, according to CDC statistics, 3 times more likely to be aggressive and bite because of their confinement and frustration? Most states now have anti-tethering laws, and some counties in South Carolina also have anti-tethering ordinances. In regards to licensing, this is not a tax. It promotes accountability for pet owners, it targets hoarders, it targets dog fighters, and it targets those people who let their animals breed continually. 80% of our nation already has variable licensing. I am very happy to pay a small licensing fee for my own STERILIZED pets in order to save the lives of hundreds.

  6. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    *bangs head on the wall* seriously?
  7. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    :no2: For fucks sake. Where is Boogieman when we need him? I'm not even going to touch this. I've already been in trouble enough this past week.
  8. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Right?! And the fact that it's people like this that are so commonly involved in rescue that terrifies me, and keeps me from doing anything with rescues. If I've got a few damn pit bulls in my house, you can bet your ass they'll all spend some time on a chain spot doing dumb dog stuff or I'd end up with a bunch of pissed off dogs and I'll be pulling out my hair.
  9. AnnieC

    AnnieC Good Dog

    Well, I guess, according to you, I am cruel, and a dog fighter. Oh well. Better explain that to my dogs. Also, according to you, my dogs must be vicious, just waiting to attack someone. Wow, I better start keeping my 13 month old son away from them, then.

    One thing that I have always found amusing is that people that go on rants like this, and think that chaining dogs is mean, responsibly keeping unaltered dogs is bad, stuff like that, but then they aren't willing to look at how they keep their animals. So, I think its cruel to keep your dogs overweight/obese. I think its cruel to not give your dogs enough exercise. How often do your dogs get walks? Are your dogs overweight? How many hours a day are your dogs home alone? What do you do with them? I think any owner that leaves their dogs unsupervised together is just as bad as someone that randomly throws two unconditioned mutts together to kill each other.....lol.....so..."martha"....you're so perfect and ready to throw a stone, what are your answers.....will you even come back, or are you only here to condemn.....
  10. Nealdog

    Nealdog Little Dog

  11. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    Martha, I know people who have 20+ "pit bulls" chained properly on their property in York County, and nope, they are not fighting their dogs. They are doing shows and weight pulls with them. Those dogs are loving and sweet. They are loved by their owners. So, hopefully that answers your question.

    There is a responsible and an irresponsible way to tether. I have been attacked by one dog in my life, and almost bitten by three others. Guess what all four of those dogs were house dogs, never been on a chain in their lives. I have been around 100+ dogs who's main source of containment has been tethering, and guess how many tried to bite me? Zero. Strange.

    Frustration? The majority of the time I see a tethered dog they are sleeping. When I see a penned up dog, it is usually pacing. Strange.

    Nealdogs, I hope to be there Monday to help stand strong beside you and our APBT Community. $75 for a license has to be extortion. That is ridiculous. I am sure the Houndsmen will stand strong behind us as well!
  12. simms

    simms Good Dog

    So what are you saying there Martha that if you keep 20 intack APBT chained in your back yard you are a dogfighter? I think Martha needs to have her job challenged for making public slanderous remarks.

    Anyone that lives in the state of SC needs to call Martha's employer and the city council members and inform them that taxpayers meaning you as a citizen of SC are not going to tolerate profiling of any sort and you do not accept their proposed ordinance. Ordinances like this only affect those that are already responsible. An every state that has imlpemmented anti tethering and increased licesing fees has opened the door to breeder or "puppymill" legistlation. Do Not be fooled!

    Anti tethering laws do not promote responsible pet ownership. It merely limmits one's ability to care and confine thier animals. Forcing ppl to make a choice. Comply by building a out door kennel runs an that is if you don't get any shit from zoning laws. Turn your animal loose and risk it getting out of the yard or surrendering, rehoming your animals.

    An I've been before city councils that have said that if you can't keep your animal behind a 4 ft fence they dont want you to have it!

    Another thing... Martha is part of the anti breeder movement, so no in her oppinion if you breed animals your never responsible enough.

    Do not be fooled!!!!

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    you should ask them?

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    All breeders and all clubs. They pass this and it will be just the begining.

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    Call Martha's employer and the city council. Tell them that she is publicly profiling, discriminating!

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    This is especialy important to your comment.

    IRS Form 13909, Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form
    IRS Complaint Process For Tax Exempt Organizations
    Life Cycle of a Public Charity - Jeopardizing Exemption

    The IRS is fairly clear about the circumstances under which it can revoke an organization’s exempt status. A section 501(c)(3) organization will jeopardize its exemption if it ceases to be operated exclusively for exempt purposes. It must engage PRIMARILY in activities that accomplish the exempt purposes specified in section 501(c)(3). For example, the following activities are prohibited:
    • Inurement to a private shareholder or individual
    • Extreme cases of excessive benefit transactions, and
    Political activity

    In addition, activities like lobbying and generating unrelated business income, while permitted by the IRS, must be limited.

    To file a complaint, complete IRS Form 13909 - Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form (link below). IRS Form 13909 and any supporting documentation may be submitted via snail mail, fax, or email to the following:
    • Mail to IRS EO Classification, Mail Code 4910DAL, 1100 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75242-1198,
    • Fax to 214-413-5415, or
    • Email to eoclass@irs.gov

    The way to combat these folks is to get that 501c3 revoked. That is what sepperates them from us from a legal standpoint. Anytime there are exzemptions made with animal legistlation it is for 501c3.
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  13. simms

    simms Good Dog

    any updates?

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    any updates?

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