Logan City is considering an ordinance change that would require pet owners to license their cats.At Tuesday’s Logan Municipal Council meeting, Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge will recommend to the council that they join Smithfield and North Park in requiring cat licensing.With economic time hard, cities want to cut the cost of dealing with stray pets or abandoned pets, and would also like to minimized the need to euthanize pets. Budge said he researched 12 cities in Utah, six of which have the new licensing and he said the benefits are well worth the hassle.”Some of the reasons they are doing that is obviously they wanted to offset some of the costs,” Budge said. “It also encourages people to get their pet spayed or neutered because it’s a cheaper licensing fee, much cheaper.”If approved, the new licensing fee will include a rabies shot and a discount for pet owners to spay or neuter their animal. In addition, Budge will propose increasing the fee for dog licensing if the canine is unaltered.
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