Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons made good on a promise to buy the first dog tag in the county for his 12-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Ginger.
When the county recently revised its 25-year-old dog ordinance, Sammons said that he had never bought a tag for his dog. The state recently gave the power to license pets to cities and counties.
In Boyle County, a license is $5 for unneutered dogs and $3 for neutered dogs. Kennel licenses for people with four to 10 dogs are $20, and $30 for 10 or more dogs. Licenses must be renewed each year during July or within 30 days of acquiring the dog to be licensed.
Dog owners who don't display the license tag on their dogs face a $15 fine per dog, and $100 fine for kennels.