Animal Services Fees Increase

DOGSEUGENE, Ore. — It just got a little more expensive to own a dog in Lane County.

On Tuesday morning, county commissioners unanimously voted to increase fees for license, kennel and supervision services.

Prices will go up by about 20 percent across the board starting March 1. A one-year license would change from $35 to $42.

“We don’t want to put so high a price on licensing that we prevent people from licensing their animals. That being said, it’s been more than 10 years since the last comprehensive fee increase, which as you know has created pressure on the program,” said Mike Russell, Lane County Parks Manager.

Right now residents pay fees in city and county jurisdictions. Commissioners suggested municipalities consider working together to have one system in place.

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