Quantcast

Fort Scott Animal to Enforce Dog Registration Ordinance in Septe - KOAM TV 7

Fort Scott Animal to Enforce Dog Registration Ordinance in September

Updated:
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS -

Nicolette Carpenter has lived in Fort Scott her entire life and has been taking care of her 2 dogs for the past 7 years.
"Each have been picked up by the pound at least once or twice. Even whenever I go and get them at the pound, the dog catchers never said anything about needing to be registered with the city or anything like that. So it's weird to hear about it just now" she says.

The Fort Scott Animal Control is planning to enforce the town's dog registration rules more strictly, by stopping by homes that have evidence of dog ownership like a kennel or actual dog in the yard at the beginning of September.  
Pet owners will then have 30 days to get their pet rabies vaccination and registered with the city.
Otherwise they could face a citation.

If the pound ever fills up..the people called to take the extra dogs..is the Lees Paws and Claws Shelter..who is at full capacity right now, plus a waiting list.
"Not registering animals is an extreme problem in the town. I'm not sure what the dog ownership rate is but i know our facility processes about 300 cats and dogs each year and most of those get adopted out locally" says the manager Kathy Dancer.
If a registered animal is lost, the process of getting the dog back to its owner can be much quicker
"A facility like ours, if we have a dog that comes in and it actually has a tag or a microchip, we can track down the owner which allows us to get the dog back to the owner in a matter of hours" says the manager.
The Fort Scott Police chief thinks the rabies shot and maximum fee of 5 dollars to register a pet isnt too much of a hassle.
"It's more than just love, you have to have that responsibility to care for the animal. So we want to keep folks accountable for dog bites and vicious dogs as well" says Chief Travis Shelton.
Whether you have a big dog..or small..registering your pup could have your furry family member back in your care sooner than later.

If you're interested in adopting a dog in Fort Scott you can visit https://www.facebook.com/leespawsandclawsanimalshelter/

  • NewsMore>>

  • 2 Bridges Reopen to 4200 Drivers in Ottawa Co., OK

    2 Bridges Reopen to 4200 Drivers in Ottawa Co., OK

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:09:33 GMT
    The two bridges over Spring River and Spring River Overflow on SH-10 closed in November of 2017. The bridges, located about five miles east of the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike, were built in 1952 and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says they were found to be structurally deficient in 2017. ODOT estimated the project cost was around $11 million. The bridges reopened on October 15th, 2018. ODOT says about 4,200 drivers used them every day before they closed....More >>
    The two bridges over Spring River and Spring River Overflow on SH-10 closed in November of 2017. The bridges, located about five miles east of the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike, were built in 1952 and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says they were found to be structurally deficient in 2017. ODOT estimated the project cost was around $11 million. The bridges reopened on October 15th, 2018. ODOT says about 4,200 drivers used them every day before they closed....More >>
  • 3 suffer minor injuries after Branson mountain coaster crash

    3 suffer minor injuries after Branson mountain coaster crash

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-10-16 21:24:17 GMT

    The system apparently didn't work on Oct. 4, causing a stopped cart to be rear-ended.

    More >>

    The system apparently didn't work on Oct. 4, causing a stopped cart to be rear-ended.

    More >>
  • Semi fire in Joplin disrupts traffic

    Semi fire in Joplin disrupts traffic

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-10-16 20:07:39 GMT
    Joplin firefighters put out a semi fire on S. Range Line on Oct. 16th, 2018Joplin firefighters put out a semi fire on S. Range Line on Oct. 16th, 2018

    The Joplin Fire Department was called to a semi truck on fire at 32nd and S. Range Line around 11:48 a.m. on October 16th, 2018. According to Fire Chief James Furgerson, the driver saw flames shooting out of the compartment area. Fire fighters extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes. Chief Furgerson says the cause of the fire was mechanical and the truck was not hauling any hazardous materials. Traffic was interrupted for about 30 minutes.

    More >>

    The Joplin Fire Department was called to a semi truck on fire at 32nd and S. Range Line around 11:48 a.m. on October 16th, 2018. According to Fire Chief James Furgerson, the driver saw flames shooting out of the compartment area. Fire fighters extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes. Chief Furgerson says the cause of the fire was mechanical and the truck was not hauling any hazardous materials. Traffic was interrupted for about 30 minutes.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.