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ACC seeks feedback on proposed pet registration program

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) Animal Services Department is considering a pet licensing program for the community for dogs and cats. An online survey is available at through July 31, 2023 to collect community feedback on the proposed program.

The program would require residents to register their pet and their pet's vaccination status for a 1-3 year period based on the length of the rabies vaccination. The registration would require a fee, although some discounts and incentives would be proposed.

Owners could also provide other optional information with registration – such as pet medical conditions, microchip information, photos, and other data – that would assist other residents or Animal Services in identifying and returning pets to their owners. Owners could choose the level of privacy of this information individually.

The program would also help better understand the number of pets in the community, assist in covering some of the costs for the Animal Services Department, and provide data for future animal-related community programs.

This proposal is currently under discussion by the Mayor and Commission's Legislative Review Committee (LRC) for any recommendations that would be made to the full Commission. The survey is designed to provide community feedback to the LRC prior to their August 2, 2023 meeting.

To learn more about the proposed program and share feedback by July 31, visit

For additional questions, contact the Animal Services Department at 706-613-3540.

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26 de jul. de 2023

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27 de jul. de 2023
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Pretty sure he paid the guy with a handjob and more.

Seriously though... People like this should meet the worst possible end.


Asinine: "extremely stupid or foolish."


I'm having second thoughts on this proposal and have a few questions. Is my chicken a pet? Rooster Cockles now identifies as a dog. Does he have to get canine vaccinations? We lose a lot of chickens and this licensing could get expensive. If a licensed chicken dies, can I transfer the license to the next chicken if they have the same name and look similar?

Does licensing the pet extend to my landlord agreement which also has a pet fee? Will landlord pet fees become illegal? Will I gain the right to have a pet anywhere I live as long as I have my license? How many pets on each license? Is there a limit?

What if my pet…


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25 de jul. de 2023

What about government cameras in everyone's home and a permanent curfew for everyone and a neck collar packed with explosives that detonates if one does not check in with their government monitor every night at mandatory reporting times?


I think a license to have a 3rd child would be wonderful too! You're probably already a tax burden on #1, definitely on 2, undoubtedly you are on 3. Besides, it would help climate change.

I think a pet license is wonderful for ACC. I can't think of a better way to distinguish themselves from the surrounding counties. Portland would be proud! San Francisco is sending an envoy to study the ACC government!

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