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By LuAnn Schindler

Unlicensed dogs lead to established fine for unregistered animals, no decision on feral cat discussion



LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Wild kittens • Two kittens hide underneath hostas at a Clearwater residence. The babies are the offspring of a feral cat, roaming the neighborhood for food.

While it rained cats and dogs in Clearwater, Monday, village trustees let the cat out of the bag during their regular meeting: They are unsure of how to handle the feral cat population.

And, instead of going to the dogs, village officials are hopeful a newly-established fine for unlicensed canines will urge residents to pay the $6 tag fee, due annually by May 1.

Discussion about dog tags, and lack of residents who pay the yearly amount, has been on the trustees' agenda for nearly three months.

Village clerk Angie Hupp sent letters to all households on June 23, outlining the outcome of the b...

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