MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Wednesday requiring veterinarians to report rabies vaccinations.
Commissioner Don Skundrick told the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/16LpMvo ) one goal of the move is to increase licensing revenue.
If the county finds that a dog on the vaccination list is not licensed, a notice and license application will be sent to the owner.
Animal control officials estimate only 40 percent of the dogs in the county are licensed. License fees account for about a third of the budget for the county's Animal Care and Control service.
Some veterinarians spoke against the ordinance, saying it would make them look like license enforcers and send some dog owners out of the county for rabies shots.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/