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Inside The Box: License Your Pet Or Pay The Fine

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(WCCO) — The city of Minneapolis is looking to take more of a “bite” out of people who don’t license their pets.

The fines may double for those who don’t have the licenses.

A city council committee just approved that proposal last night… and the full council will vote next week.

Right now, the fine for not registering a dog or cat is $100, the new fine would be $200.

It’s estimated that 200-thousand cats and dogs are kept in Minneapolis … but only about 11-thousand are licensed.

The big reason for the fine increase is to help pay for the more than 15-thousand animal control calls the city gets each year.

What you think about the increase fines? Are they warranted? Is this enough of an incentive to get people to buy the license?

Have your say right now inside the box.

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