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City officials to canvass Schenectady for unlicensed dogs, fine owners

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Dog owners, get your licenses: animal control is coming. Starting June 30, a group of seasonal workers will fan out through the neighborhoods of Schenectady, ringing doorbells and listening for the telltale signs of a dog. If they see a leash, notice a dog bowl, or hear barking, they will leave a door hanger officially notifying the owner that their dog has been reported. At City Hall, those addresses will be cross-checked with the city’s ...


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safny
June 16, 2014
6:39 a.m.

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I have to wonder how safe it is to send out 18 year olds into this city to look for dogs - many of the unlicensed are pit bulls and many of the owners are not going to be all that interested in spending money on their dogs. And before all the pit lovers get crazy - if you drive around this city you will see many of them with big chains on their necks - and it's not for looks.

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